Course Detail: MFG302 - Quick Changeover/Set-Up Reduction

Purdue University Fort Wayne leverages the resources of Purdue University by teaming up with their MEP program to offer this training.

The Mission:
To advance economic prosperity, health, and quality of life in Indiana and beyond. Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) provides high value, affordable solutions to help businesses increase profitability. As advocates for Indiana's thousands of manufacturers, our staff leverages resources in both the public and private sectors to help identify areas of improvement, streamline processes, and ultimately increase competitiveness.

Quick Changeover/Set-Up Reduction

Quick changeover is a lean manufacturing technique that can improve manufacturing efficiency by significantly decreasing changeover time. Quicker changeovers can reduce manufacturing costs and increase flexibility.

In this workshop, you'll learn the fundamentals of set-up reduction in applying quick-change thinking to any type of setup or industry. This training focuses on attaining quick changeover through the systematic elimination of the internal components of a setup while streamlining the final procedure.


  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of quick changeover and setup reduction concepts and principles.
  • Know how each step of the changeover improvement process contributes to setup reduction or elimination.
  • Document all the tasks or elements that make up an existing changeover process.
  • Apply the Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) system to analyze changeover tasks and identify improvements.
  • Implement quick changeover improvements and monitor results.
  • Develop a plan to standardize improvements.

Intended audience: Manufacturing personnel, including technicians, engineers, and managers

Take all five workshops to earn the certificate:

Principles of Lean Manufacturing and Lean Culture

The 5S System: The Visual Workplace

Principles of Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Total Productive Maintenance

This course will be delivered online. Classes will be facilitated by a live instructor during the scheduled course times. Participants should have a computer with a strong internet connection, a working microphone, and speakers. Students are required to utilize the camera and microphone to participate in this interactive class. Class participation enhances the online learning experience. Your instructor will send a meeting link to all students once registration has closed.

About the Instructor: Dane Bohnert has over 20 years of Lean and Quality Improvement experience. He has worked as a Quality Engineer, Launch Project Manager, Value Stream Operations Manager, Quality Manager, Supplier Development Specialist, Continuous Improvement Manager, Value Stream Coach, and Lean Consultant and Trainer.In addition, Dane holds certifications in Lean, Six Sigma, and Quality Assurance. He also received training and mentoring directly from Taiichi Ohno protégés Seizo Okamoto and Kazuhiro Sekiya, as well as others with wisdom in Toyota Production System (TPS) and the Toyota Way.

 Session Information: 24FMFG302

Schedule: Tuesday, October 8 (1 session)
Times: 08:00am-04:00pm EDT
Registration (Registration Deadline: 10/2/24) : $295.00


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Dane Bohnert

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