SMED Training Near Phoenix, AZ

SMED Training
Arizona's capital, Phoenix has many resorts and hot sunny days. SMED training empowers Phoenix 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 Size4 - 49 students
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CityPhoenix, AZ

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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, Phoenix students learn:

SMED Training Course Overview:

SMED training describes Single Minute Exchange of Dies - how Phoenix 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.

Phoenix

Valley of the Sun

Excellent choice! After SMED Training in Phoenix, you'll find golf courses, nightclubs, Jetsons-esque architecture, home of the first McDonald's, chuckwallas, and lovebirds.

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Facility

Our Phoenix SMED Training facility is off Highway 60 in a contemporary hotel only 17 miles from the airport, less than a mile from shopping and dining, and an 8-minute drive from Sunland Village Golf Course.

Straightforward rooms with understated decor and furnishings feature 32-inch flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, minifridges, microwaves and complimentary WiFi.

There's a heated outdoor pool with a hot tub and a sundeck with loungers and umbrella-covered patio furniture, plus a 24-hour fitness center and business center, and a conference room. Perks include complimentary hot breakfast, and free coffee and tea in the lobby.

Testimonials

Read what our students and clients have to say.

Megan Cung
Megan Cung
Manufacturing Engineer
HVAC

Steve was one of the great managers that I was fortune to work with and from whom I learned many of my improvement techniques. He was my Master Black Belt in 6 Sigma. I contribute much of my success to him for teaching me the first steps along my journey to excellence. His encouragement and leading by example continue to be the guidance for many of my engineering projects. Many great managers and engineers are his students and receive the benefit from his training.




Alejandro M.
Quality Inspector
Automotive


Our GD&T training was very well explained and entertaining. I personally enjoyed it and of course its going to enrich my knowledge about this quality topic.