SMED Training In San Antonio, TX

SMED Training
San Antonio is famous for the Battle of the Alamo. SMED training empowers San Antonio 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 Size3 - 10 students
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CitySan Antonio, TX

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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, San Antonio students learn:

SMED Training Course Overview:

SMED training describes Single Minute Exchange of Dies - how San Antonio 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.

San Antonio

Alamo City

Excellent choice! Our favorite attractions to try after SMED Training in San Antonio are Sea World and the river walk. Six Flags is fun if you can avoid the crowds. Also, check out the Alamo, Majestic Theatre, Natural Bridge Cavern, and several excellent gardens.

San Antonio
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Facility

Our San Antonio Training Center is near the intersections of I-10 & I-35 in the Bank of America Plaza which has a business lounge, gym, and on-site lunch restaurant. Also nearby are the San Antonio Museum of Art, DoSeum, Japanese Tea Garden, Witte Museum, and Splashtown.

Testimonials

Read what our students and clients have to say.

Kyle J.
Kyle J.
Business Process Engineer
Finance


During my Lean Six Sigma training with our Master Black Belt I was able to gain a true understanding of the tools that are required knowledge for an effective continuous improvement program. I have used these tools first hand to implement operational savings worth hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Additionally, earning my certification has allowed me to expand my knowledge base and to lead others on the path of waste reduction and process improvement.



David Oelrich
David Oelrich
HR Manager
Energy


I had the pleasure of working with our Master Black Belt in a high-tech manufacturing company where formal continuous improvement was a new concept. I was impressed with his ability to translate the concepts and skills needed to start down the path of the discipline in a way that was not only accessible to the employees, but excited them and moved many of them into being active, positive participants. I saw an immediate improvement in overall engagement, which helped in areas well beyond the tactical and functional areas included in the improvement project, itself.