The term SMED
stands for “Single Minute Exchange of Dies”.In lean manufacturing
initiatives generically it has become an acronym for Setup Reduction
i.e. the effort to reduce the amount of downtime involved in
changing over from one part or process to another.
Professional has an unrivaled feature set that integrates video time
study and process analysis capabilities to quickly visualize the
work content in a process and identify and quantify the effect of
The first step
in a Timer Pro SMED initiative is to analysis the video in Video
Time Study module.
In seconds the
video analysis is automatically summarized into a process chart. In
the chart below the value added work content is shown in green.
staff and operators suggest options to improve the process by
reducing to a minimum the non value added work content either by
method improvement or moving work so that it performed when the
process is running.
As changes are
suggested and process changes made the savings are instantly
quantified – both in terms of reduction in work content and in cycle
Many Timer Pro
clients have their operators video their colleagues working and then
they work together to come up with suggestions to improve the