The impact of run-up in ensuring rapid changeover

A R Mileham, S J Culley, G W Owen, L B Newnes, M D Giess, Alan N Bramley

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Rapid changeover is a key pre-requisite for responsive manufacture. A changeover is typically composed of three phases, run-down, set-up and run-up. Other research has focused almost exclusively on set-up with little being done to address the run-up phase, although it has been shown that doing a set-up fast can often result in a disproportionate increase in run-up. This paper investigates run-up within processing lines for which a rich database of changeover information was collected from several companies. Data mining techniques were then used to identify the factors that had a direct influence on the extent of run-up for a particular line.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Strategic planning
  • Industrial management
  • Data mining
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Production engineering
  • Information technology
  • Database systems


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