This course is all about improving your equipment or plant utilisation by applying Quick changeover (QCO) technique.This QCO can be applied wherever equipment is idle due to setting or changeover from one model to another.
This course is structured with a basic understanding of changeover time definition and its relevance in different manufacturing processes, outlining the impact of high changeover time on customer's expectation, Business profitability and to the operations team.Also, the course is structured to give fundamental differences between the traditional and QCO methodology of settings and step by step process of QCO are explained with simple examples.
Also, practical insights in each step of QCO are given so that the student can apply the technique easily in his work environment
To get the confidence to implement QCO technique in different industries and manufacturing processes, I have given practical case study examples from our client's experiences.
This course is very useful if you struggle with more varieties and low volume environment and lose the equipment utilisation due to high setting or changeover time.
This course is ideal for SME business heads, plant heads, manufacturing heads, Industrial Engineers, Process Engineers and operations executives.Also, this hands-on learning will be useful for management students if you would like to increase your professional value.
At the end of the course, you will able to apply QCO technique and methodology to reduce your setting or changeover time in your critical equipment or plant operations
In this session, students will learn the definition of changeover, understand the changeover in different manufacturing processes or context and the interesting part of the relevance of changeover with respect to customer's expectation, business need and internal operations
Students will understand the definition of changeover or setting time in manufacturing process with simple example
The student will understand the terms and meaning of changeover in different manufacturing processes or in different industries. This will help the students to relate the changeover time or setting time loss in their organisation.
Students will understand the conceptual difference between traditional and quick changeover techniques (SMED) ,brief history of this technique, origin and evolution today, Typical steps in traditional and quick changeover techniques.
Students will understand the conceptual difference between traditional and quick changeover with simple example
History and background of origin of QCO techniques
Students will able to learn the typical steps in traditional changeover process with more emphasis on sequential and individual orientation
Students will able to learn the typical steps in traditional changeover process with more emphasis on parallel activities and expert team orientation
In this session, the students will learn the framework of Quick changeover and how it can be applied in existing changeover process, the implementation steps , the insights in each implementation steps ,data collection and analyzing format ,the opportunities or proven processes for optimizing the elements etc.This session is important aspects of quick changeover techniques course to reduce the changeover time
students will able to learn the overall framework of Quick changeover methodology .This will give idea how to execute quick changeover technique or SMED in existing changeover process to reduce the changeover or setting time.
Student will learn some of the practical insights or considerations to be taken during data collection stage as this is critical for quick changeover improvements.
Students will able to classify the observed elements into internal and external as well as aware of the difference between both elements. After completing this lecture, student will able to differentiate internal and external elements which itself initiate a lot of improvements in existing changeover process
Students will be able to understand the significance of converting internal elements as much as possible to external elements in existing changeover process and the opportunity areas to convert the internal elements into external elements in existing changeover process
Students will understand some of the optimization methods or proven practices to improve external elements.This lecture will help students to identify opportunities in reducing time in external elements in the existing changeover process
Students will be able to identify the opportunities for optimizing the internal elements.This lecture will help students to identify opportunities in reducing time in internal elements in the existing changeover process
In this session, real case study examples were given from different industries and manufacturing processes so that student will get a confidence that quick changeover technique can be implemented in any industry or manufacturing process
Real case study examples from SME organisation on the application of quick changeover are given .The results are presented before and after implementation of quick changeover techniques. Also the improvement opportunities are also being discussed . This will help the students to get a confidence to implement QCO techniques in their organizations irrespective of industry or manufacturing process.
I am Ganesh Babu, Founder & CEO of Winning Minds Solutions, a business consulting firm helps small, emerging medium size (SME's) organizations that struggle with profitability and growth.
Graduated in industrial engineering with 22 years contribution in various functions like Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing systems, Operations and Project management in leading multinational organizations in India, I gained hands on experience in converting low-performance organization into high performance.
My core expertise areas are Lean Manufacturing, Process / Industrial Engineering, Plant layout designing, New Product development through Project Management and people development.
Since 2012, my organization Winning Minds Solutions has so far helped more than 50 organizations to improve productivity, sales turnover through efficiency improvements, business profitability and build a performance-based culture to sustain the business profitability & growth.
My unique strength is facilitating the team to implement the solutions and show results that enable repetitive engagement and referrals of our services.
I am the author of 2 books namely Business (Head) Transformation & Thoughts on Life Excellence. I am regularly writing and speaking on personal and business transformation subject in online and different forums.