SMED Workshop

On this session the participants will learn about SMED methodology. They will initially understand in a classroom environment the four phases of SMED. Then they will work on both a written case study and a video case study before going to the work area and actively applying the tools to a real set up.


  • Definition of SMED
  • The History of SMED
  • The Relationship with the 7Wastes
  • Why Do It?
  • Typical Set Up Activities
  • Internal Activities
  • External Activities
  • The 6 Improvement Stages
  • 6 Useful Techniques
  • SMED Checklists (Before / After)
  • Typical Benefits
  • Written Case Study
  • Video Case Study
  • Workshop Activity – Work Based Set Up
  • Review and CCAR