Use SMED to reduce the set-up time in a Rubber Extrusion Line from 36 to 20 min
We have our first SMED challenge!
Our client is a company devoted to the production of sealing systems for the automotive industry. And flexibility is a must-have to stay competitive… As a result companies invest in enabling a quick set-up of their manufacturing lines.
This company has also been improving in this area, however now they would like to progress even more.
Can you help propose a faster setup process? Like pit stops in F1?
So … what are we looking for?
This challenge is looking for reducing the set-up times of the full rubber extrusion line with a reasonable investment in new tooling or equipment.
Do you have a solution?
If you have a good idea please help us solve this challenge … just consider than any proposed solution:
- Needs to reduce the setup time under 20 min. … and with the lower effort.
- Should require investments in tooling up to 52 K€.
- Should be feasible!
Get a 6.000 € cash prize if you win or a 1.000 € if you are second finalist!
This is a real SMED challenge!
Are you an engineer, a lean practitioner? Do you have or want to build SMED skills?