Sustaining changeover improvement
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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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.
|Creators||Culley, S. J., Owen, G. W., Mileham, A. R. and McIntosh, R. I.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords||costs, industrial management, scheduling, quality assurance, competition, product development|
|Departments||Faculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering|
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