SMED Training Near Kansas City, KS

SMED Training
Kansas City is a metropolitan area straddling the Mississippi River. SMED training empowers Kansas City students to decrease changeover-related downtime.
Price $299
Duration 1 day
Format In-person, instructor-led slideshow with exercises and a quiz to test comprehension.
Materials Each student will receive a 3-ring binder containing print-outs of the slideshow. Assuming satisfactory quiz results graded a few days after class, each student will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Class Size6 - 10 students
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CityKansas City, KS

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About SMED Training


Who is SMED Training for?

Single Minute Exchange of Dies might sound limited in its scope. However, while the technique was born in sheet metal stamping operations, its lessons have wider appeal. Generally, SMED deals with process changeovers to switch from manufacturing one part design to another. There was a time when massive dies used by automotive manufacturers required days to change. In this extreme example, large downtime cost necessitated improvement giving birth to faster, single-minute, and even one-touch exchange of dies. Since the lessons of faster process change-over can be applied to any process which switches over to run more than one part design, if you have a process like this, then SMED Training is for you. In our course, Kansas City students learn:

SMED Training Course Overview:

SMED training describes Single Minute Exchange of Dies - how Kansas City students can increase profit by decreasing process changeover-related downtime. The faster you can set up a new part to be machined, or change over to a completely different part can have big impact on operational efficiency. So, students learn how to study their existing change-over process and speed it up using the 8 traditional techniques:

Segregating external setups from internal.

Converting internal steps to external.

Using standardized function.

Giving preference to clamps over fasteners.

Using intermediate jigs.

Breaking sequential tasks into parallel tasks. SMED is essentially a project management tool in which Gantt Charts can be helpful.

Eliminating the need for adjustments each of which are essentially rework operations.

Evolve towards mechanization.

Kansas City

City of Fountains

Excellent choice! It is a major federal government, agricultural, automotive manufacturing, and pharmaceutical production center. After SMED Training, entertainment options include performing arts, Jazz, and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Kansas City
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Facility

Just outside Kansas City, our Overland Park SMED Training facility offers treetop views. The office is in the beautifully-landscaped Premier Office Park, a master-planned business campus in Johnson County, notable for being one of the best cities to live and work in America according to many reviews. The office was recently remodeled and includes a spacious and inviting reception area and well-equipped business lounge. We are near major hotel chains, an indoor mall and fine restaurants and eateries.

Testimonials

Read what our students and clients have to say.

Ben Aldridge
Ben Aldridge
Field Service Support Admin
Energy


I had the pleasure of working with our Master Black Belt at our energy tech firm. There, he created an internal mentorship and training program to teach lean/six sigma concepts. The training was made available to employees spread both horizontally and vertically throughout the organization. Executives, managers, assemblers and receptionists alike were soon finding and eliminating waste within their workday. This divide-and-conquer philosophy in executing the continuous improvement program was not only an incredibly efficient way to find and implement cost savings, but also created a culture of empowerment within our organization. Our MBB encouraged all of his students to use these techniques to add value to the organization, in-turn making them more valuable employees.




Venkudusamy M.
Design Engineer
HVAC


Six sigma training experience exceeded my expectations. The course was easy to understand, and the Material was written for a novice, with practice example from our office. I had some problems with MiniTab, however, the help I received from our Master Black Belts was great and helped me a lot. This has been a great and valuable experience that helped me understand all topics related with this methodology. He showed lot of tools, templates and information that you will definitely use lots.