Sustaining changeover improvement

S J Culley, G W Owen, A R Mileham, R I McIntosh

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The role of rapid changeover in today's manufacturing environment is widely acknowledged. Tools to improve changeovers - typically Shingo's 'SMED' methodology - are well known. However, little work has been done to establish whether changeover gains have been sustained in differing industrial environments once initial improvement has been achieved. This paper investigates sustaining changeover improvement, investigating factors that contribute to this outcome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1455-1470
Number of pages16
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Costs
  • Industrial management
  • Scheduling
  • Quality assurance
  • Competition
  • Product development

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