Changeover reduction and higher production efficiency with the SMED method
A manufacturing company producing plastic parts for the automotive industry asked our team to increase the efficiency of their injection molding machines and of the operators’ work. We decided to apply the SMED method (Single Minute Exchange of Die), thus significantly reducing tool exchange time, cutting batch production costs and reducing inventory.
The customer's pain points and needs
As part of the SMED method, we recommended and implemented these changes:
A selection of achieved improvements
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