Have you still got a pit stop mentality?

One of the challenges in manufacturing is switching the machinery and the operation around from making one product to the next product as efficiently as possible.

Most people in manufacturing have heard of the technique called SMED. A number of years ago, our Managing Director, Martin Gummery, was fortunate enough to attend a workshop hosted by Shingo, the founder of the SMED approach.

Although the workshop was translated from Japanese we have captured the key points and the NewLeaf approach to using Shingo’s SMED approach