What is SMED

Single Minute Exchange of Die


  • Lower manufacturing costs
  • Smaller lot sizes
  • Improved responsiveness to customer demand
  • Lower inventory levels
  • Smoother startups
SMED is a setup reduction and quick changover system, designed to bring the changover time for a machine to less then 10 minutes. This will minimize the time that a process is down while being changed from one product to another.


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