Value Adding Management in the manufacturing industry: the pilot light and driving philosophy for the new millennium. Focusing on processes to maximise value and eliminate waste. (more »)
Total Productive Maintenance: the world-class discipline that fights to death all equipment-related losses (more ») - the relationship between Total Productive Maintenance and Achieving Quick Change-Over
Productive process time and cost analysis: identifying value-adding and non-value-adding operations (more »). "Push" and "Pull" productive methods. Why and when the traditional "push" approach should be abandoned. (more »)
Batch and Line Operations - the large-variety/small-lot situation. Why the traditional "Economic Order Lot" principle is today obsolete.
Movie-time: the negative effects of long change-over operations. The "stock" issue. Detrimental effects on people morale. The final result: brain laziness.
Simulation: why traditional change-over time is too long.
Foundations of Achieving Quick Change-Over (AQCO): Team improvement to set-up activities. (more »)
Distinguishing between Internal and External set-up. The correct approach to Workplace Management. Converting internal to external set-up.
Improvements in external set-up activities. Improvements in internal set-up activities.
Eliminating the need for adjustment - the Poka-Yoke approach. (more »)
Techniques, hints and tips for Quick Change-Over: Parallel operations - "Bolts and nuts are our enemies" - Functional clamping - Eliminating all residual waste - Benefits of video recording.
Useful forms for Quick Change-Over: what should beneficially be documented.
"Single-minute" and "one-touch" Change-Over. Case study: how to reduce a set-up time from 1 hr to 2 minutes.
Planning for AQCO: this is a project and should be handled as such.
People and Quick Change-Over: TEI-Total Employee Involvement is the ideal discipline to approach an AQCO project. (more »)
Achieving Quick Change-Over: a cultural revolution.
Duration: 16 hours
This course is designed to give participants a practical, in depth and "hands-on" presentation of the Achieving Quick Change-Over discipline, aimed at reducing drastically all set-up times (die-changing, mould-changing, re-tooling, line setting, etc.).
Through Quick Change-Over, manufacturers may finally open the door to Lean Manufacturing and Flow Production practices, and target at large-scale improvements in productivity, quality and reactivity to clients' needs and expectations (World Class Manufacturing status).
The course is very interactive, complemented by practical exercising and supported by appropriate case studies.
Participants will be guided through a step-by-step process that will lead to set-up time reductions of up to 80%, and, in many instances, to "one-touch change-over".
Besides, participants will understand the strategic importance of fast change-overs for modelling a "flow" style of production, the heart of World Class Manufacturing.
Basic concepts of Flow Production/Lean Manufacturing, Cell Production, Multi-Process Operations, "in-process Quality Control", Total Productive Maintenance and Total Employee Involvement will be illustrated, as well as their relations to the AQCO discipline.
Participants will be given operational guidelines and criteria for the introduction and development of valid AQCO programs within their own organisations, and furnished with practical hints to identify those opportunity areas in which pilot AQCO projects should be implemented.
This course is very interactive and supplemented with abundant practical exercises and case studies
General Managers, Operations and Production Managers and Supervisors, Plant Managers and Engineers, Maintenance and Tool-Shop Managers, from manufacturing enterprises.
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