Setup reduction is an important facet of any
manufacturing company's continuous improvement program. It's mandatory if you
expect to respond to changes like shortened lead times, smaller lot sizes, and
higher quality expectations. Every CNC person should understand the principles
of setup reduction and be able to recognize potential improvements. This manual
provides an inexpensive way for you and your people to learn setup reduction
from the ground up! Order yours today!
This essential manual presents setup reduction from the ground up:
Basic premises - We begin by presenting a series of basic premises,
ensuring that readers understand important themes for improvement. And we
stress that CNC machine utilization is the highest priority in our definition
of setup reduction. We discuss company types and company identity. We define
important setup reduction terms. And we present important principles of value
added to help you involve others in your setup reduction program.
Setup reduction principles - Next we show the principles of setup
reduction - principles that can be applied to any form of production equipment.
We discuss the importance of reducing setup time, justification issues, the
relationship between production quantities, process, and setup time, and
present our definition of setup time. We then show the two task-types related
to setup, the three ways to reduce setup time, and the four steps to setup
reduction.. A setup reduction planning form is included to help you get started
with your own setup reduction program.
Setup reduction techniques - Finally, we show countless techniques to
help you reduce setup time. While it is our intention to provide you with as
many techniques as possible, our more important objective is to help you
understand the ingenuity that it takes to reduce setup time - and to provide
some food-for-thought for your own setup reduction program. This lengthy
chapter presents setup reduction techniques in the approximate order that
setups are made including: preparation and organization, workholding setup,
cutting tools, program zero assignment, program development, program transfer,
program verification (including first workpiece inspection), and program
optimizing. Each step of the way we're showing how to eliminate tasks, move
them off line, or facilitate them.