External Setup in SMED Improvement in an Injection Molding Manufacturing Company
The purpose of the paper is to determine the applicability of external setup preparation activities of Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) in reducing setup time. Improving the external setup preparation of SMED leads a better and effective working performance. To improve the effectiveness of the external setup in SMED, it is concerned particularly with changing the internal activities into external activities and improving the current external activities. The process failure mode and effect analysis (PFMEA) adopted to analyze the problem faced of external set up process.The verification of the methods is done by an application a plastic injection molding manufacturing process where setup times are critical for time reduction.
L. S. Nee et al., "External Setup in SMED Improvement in an Injection Molding Manufacturing Company", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 229-231, pp. 2551-2555, 2012