Work required to change over a machine or process from one item or operation to the next item or operation. For Seeing and Eliminating Waste.


Set-up Time Types

1. Internal: set-up work that can be done only when the machine is not actively engaged in production OR

2. External: set-up work that can be done concurrently with the machine or process performing production duties.




Courses that cover Set-Up Times

Lean Practitioner
For those wanting to complete a full, accredited course in Lean.

  • 8 week course that is accredited by Cardiff University
  • Includes RIE and practical
  • Online recorded
  • Live tutorials

Cardiff university


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