The SMED is a methodology of lean production oriented to reducing setup time, production change, mold change theorized by engineer Shigeo Shingo Japanese. The SMED involves three steps:

  • Identify the steps required to setup and classify internal and external
  • Reorganize activities in order to have the greatest number of outdoor activities are grouped together at the beginning of the setup. Transforming the largest number of internal activities in outer Simplify and shorten the life of the internal and external operations.