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Application of SMED methodology in a printing-house


[ 1 ] Katedra Zarządzania Produkcją i Logistyki, Wydział Inżynierii Zarządzania, Politechnika Poznańska | [ P ] employee

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Research in Logistics & Production

Journal year: 2014 | Journal volume: vol. 4 | Journal number: no. 4

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scientific article

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  • Lean Management
  • SMED
  • diagram Spaghetti
  • internal setups
  • external setups

EN Implementation of Lean Management striving for elimination of all the waste in business units becomes more and more important and even necessary in industrial companies, as well as in service providing organizations. The following paper is focused on analysis of a setup process in polygraph industry with application of one of the most common Lean tools – SMED. As in printing-houses times of setup is usually much longer than time of production, analysis of a setup process seems to be crucial for efficiency of printing process. Hence, the following paper includes brief description of Lean approach and introduction of its goals, as well as presentation of SMED methodology in scientific literature. In its second part it presents main ideas of SMED methodology and description of its stages. The next part of the paper provides presentation of the real process of setup in the analyzed company.

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357 - 368

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