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Sustaining changeover improvement


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Culley, S. J., Owen, G. W., Mileham, A. R. and McIntosh, R. I., 2003. Sustaining changeover improvement. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 217 (10), pp. 1455-1470.

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Abstract

The role of rapid changeover in today's manufacturing environment is widely acknowledged. Tools to improve changeovers - typically Shingo's 'SMED' methodology - are well known. However, little work has been done to establish whether changeover gains have been sustained in differing industrial environments once initial improvement has been achieved. This paper investigates sustaining changeover improvement, investigating factors that contribute to this outcome.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsCulley, S. J., Owen, G. W., Mileham, A. R. and McIntosh, R. I.
DOI10.1243/095440503322617225
Uncontrolled Keywordscosts, industrial management, scheduling, quality assurance, competition, product development
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code2539

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