Carrying out set-up reduction techniques (SMED)

  • Automotive, Construction, Driving / Transport, Engineering, Manufacturing, Personal Development, Warehousing / Facilities
  • Location / Campus, Work-Based
  • Daytime / Working Hours
  • 1 day


This 1 day training package will give employees who work in a manufacturing environment an understanding in the application of the principles of carrying out effective set-up reduction and changeover techniques. Using the tools and techniques involved, attendees will learn how to apply effective problem solving methods and techniques to improve business performance.

What you'll learn / gain skills in

During the session employees will be introduced to the principles of set-up reduction using the ‘Single Minute Exchange of Dies’ (SMED) technique to streamline operations.

As part of the practical activity requirements a simulated, or agreed shop floor “focus area”, will be used to carry out a set-up analysis activity and complete the documentation required.

The sessions will also contain classroom activities including, knowledge delivery, interactive online knowledge checks and multiple-choice questions. Classroom and simulated / shop floor activities will interchange throughout the day.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. However, all students will complete a short initial assessment on literacy & numeracy. Students must also provide eligibility evidence to meet European Social Funding regulations, including:

  • Employment status
  • DOB
  • Residency
  • National Insurance number

Additionally, to be eligible for this course you must:

Live in OR work in OR be seeking to grow your business within the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear or County Durham areas.

You must be employed to be eligible for this course.

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