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SMED: A Literature Review from 1985 to 2015

SMED: A Literature Review from 1985 to 2015
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Author(s): Jose Roberto Diaz Reza (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain), Deysi Guadalupe Márquez Gayosso (Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico), Julio Blanco Fernández (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain), Emilio Jiménez Macías (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain) and Juan Carlos Sáenz Diez Muro (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 19
Source title: Handbook of Research on Managerial Strategies for Achieving Optimal Performance in Industrial Processes
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Giner Alor-Hernández (Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba, Mexico), Cuauhtémoc Sánchez-Ramírez (Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba, Mexico) and Jorge Luis García-Alcaraz (Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Mexico)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0130-5.ch018


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Short changeover times have always been critical in manufacturing and are a necessity nowadays in all types of industries, due every wasted minute means inefficiency. Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) is a methodology developed by Shigeo Shingo in 1985, which seeks to reduce the setup time of a machine to less than ten minutes (Shingo, 1985). It provides a rapid and efficient way of converting a manufacturing process from a current product that is been running in the production process, to the next product (Tharisheneprem, 2008), aimed always to decrease the setup time in industrial machinery, given flexibility in product and their characteristics. Through this research, we found that we can achieve some benefits through the implementation of the SMED methodology such as: the reduction of changeover time up to 90% with moderate investments (Cakmakci, 2009), reduce waste and increase quality, it makes low cost flexible operations possible.

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