SMED Training in California

SMED Training
Spanning 840 miles of Pacific coastline to the west and bordered by the Rocky Mountains to the east, California is one of America's most splendorous states. SMED training describes Single Minute Exchange of Dies - how California students can increase profit by decreasing process 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.
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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, California students learn:

SMED Training Course Overview:

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, California 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.

California

The Golden State - Dream Big

Spanning 840 miles of Pacific coastline to the west and bordered by the Rocky Mountains to the east, California is one of America's most splendorous states. California is also home to some of America's largest cities, theme parks, and most spectacular forests. Other affiliations include the Grizzly Bear, Golden Trout, Gray Whale, artichokes, and movie production. Considering California produces 90% of America's wine, this would be the state to sample some locally-made wine. Check out native benitoite ('blue diamond').

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San Jose
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San Jose, CA
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San Francisco
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San Francisco, CA
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Fresno
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Fresno, CA

Los Angeles
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Los Angeles, CA
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Testimonials

Read what our students and clients have to say.

Alan C.
Alan C.
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Automotive


(For our 5S class), we had a great instructor, very knowledgeable! I had a great time learning and growing my mind to new ideas!