MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 183, 201812th International Conference Quality Production Improvement – QPI 2018
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||31 July 2018|
Improving the efficiency of the production process using SMED
Silesian University of Technology, Organisation and Management Faculty, 41-800 Zabrze Roosvelta Str., Poland
2 Silesian University of Technology, Organisation and Management Faculty, 41-800 Zabrze Roosvelta Str., Poland
3 Silesian University of Technology, Organisation and Management Faculty, 41-800 Zabrze Roosvelta Str., Poland
The article presents one of the methods of management used in quality engineering, i.e. the SMED, which is applied to streamline the functioning of machines used on a production line. The research problem that was analysed on one of the production lines was too long a retooling time which resulted in too high a cost of the operation which, consequently, resulted in excessive overall production costs. The main aim of the actions undertaken when applying the SMED method was to identify potentially problematic areas and reduce the retooling time. All those actions allowed to minimise production costs, and improved the functioning of the company as well as the efficiency of the production process.
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