Ref: CFS 1471
Information Requested: An ICBE member company is seeking information on how other member companies approach line changeovers on their packaging lines. The member company is experiencing a significant increase in the number of line changeovers on their packaging lines and would like to review the approach to changeovers in this area.
They are specifically interested in talking to companies that have completed:
- Improvement projects which have yielded significant changeover reductions that have been implemented and sustained
- Improvement projects which have utilized SMED, time and motion studies, standardization or any other lean tools to significantly reduce changeover time on their packaging lines
The company is interesting in sharing information and ideas about changeover reduction projects for packaging lines and the approaches used to yield the improvements mentioned above. They would appreciate the opportunity to discuss these projects with other member companies.
Objective: To share knowledge and to learn different approaches to changeover reduction from other member companies.
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From: James_Browne@waters.com [mailto:James_Browne@waters.com] Subject: Re: ICBE Call For Support – Line Changeovers on Packaging Lines
Grainne – We have recently completed a project to reduce the #changeovers.
I would be happy to talk through the main improvements we implemented during the project with the member company
Lean/6-Sigma Programme Manager
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IDA Business Park
From: Brian Tormey [mailto:Brian.Tormey@kepak.com] Subject: ICBE Call For Support – Line Changeovers on Packaging Lines
I would be happy to talk to them if you want to forward my details.
01 801 5000
From: Edmund Neenan [mailto:Edmund.Neenan@Klasmann-Deilmann.com] Subject: RE: ICBE Call For Support – Line Changeovers on Packaging Lines
My colleague Kevin Mahon sent me the ICBE email below in relation to experiences with Line Changeover improvements. This is an area that Klasmann-Deilmann Ireland are currently addressing using Lean techniques such as SMED, Process Mapping and 5S organisation.
At present, we are only in the early stages of this improvement project but we would gladly share our experiences. Likewise, if other companies would be willing to share their approach to Line Changeovers we would be very grateful.
If you require any additional information, please let me know.
Klasmann-Deilmann Ireland Limited, Killinagh, Rathowen, Co. Westmeath, Ireland