SMED in the North American Secondary Wood Products Industry

Buehlmann U., Kucuk E.

IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEE IEEM), Bangkok, Thailand, 16 - 19 December 2018, pp.671-674 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Bangkok
  • Country: Thailand
  • Page Numbers: pp.671-674
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


To minimize the negative impact of set-up activities on production, Lean manufacturing focuses on reducing set-up time through targeted Kaizen (SMED) efforts. Successful set-up time reduction efforts allow manufacturers to reduce their lead-time and their work in process inventory (WIP), while increasing their capacity, among other things.