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15 Overcoming Changeovers

Welcome to Lesson 15 on the topic of Overcoming Changeovers. This information applies primarily to machine-intensive environments. We mentioned this topic several times throughout the course, and we are now going to study it in detail.

Here’s what we will discuss in this lesson on Overcoming Changeovers:

1. Defining Changeovers. We are using this specific word, as opposed to “Setup”, and we’ll explain why.
2. How to minimize the negative impact of Changeovers on your Mixed Model line. We’ll explore in detail the method of establishing optimum batch sizes for machined parts.
3. How to set up and use a Sequencing Board.  This is a Visual Factory tool to help you manage your Kanban system for manufactured parts.