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Quick Changeover/Setup Reduction Train by Doing


This course teaches the fundamental principles of set-up reduction and reducing waste. It is based on the works of Dr. Shigeo Shingo and his Single Minute Exchange of Die System of Setup Reduction.  The results of applying these principles and testing the new process typically result in AT LEAST a 25% reduction in Changeover time in 2 days.  Like the other Tran and Do Projects, this is not just theory, but under the guidance of an expert, the theory is applied to a real-life situation.

MANTEC training is WedNet Eligible!  $1,300 available per employee annually.  *LEAN typically qualifies for $450.

This workshop teaches the technique in a “train and do” format where participants learn the process to analyze set ups and reduce set up times. They immediately apply them in a local manufacturing company.

Gain a understanding of how quick changeover/set-up reduction supports lean manufacturing; an understanding of key concepts related to quick changeover/set-up reduction; knowledge of the principles of SMED;learn to apply SMED using a disciplined, visual process of documentation and improvement; experience a team approach to quick changeover/set-up reduction; and learn how quick changeover/set-up reduction can be applied to support functions throughout the value chain.
Completing the LEAN Principles for the Job Shop is a pre-requisite for this course.

Credit card payments are required for registration.  If this is not possible, please fill out this Offline Registration form.  Class confirmation will not be given until the check is received.


  • Be able to respond to customer needs and schedules with more flexibility
  • Improve on-time delivery
  • Decrease costs due to excess inventory
  • Increase line, machine capacity levels and  changeover accuracy
  • Reduce startup defects


We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.