The productive and industrial realities are subject to constantly growing pressures, powered by the dynamics of increasingly unpredictable markets:
The traditional need to maximize the efficiency of the production lines is now clashing with decidedly challenging dynamics,
characterized by a very diversified production and constantly decreasing batch sizes.
To overcome the challenges of a competitive market, the need to optimize production cycles also involves reducing set-up times,
which can have a significant impact not only on production costs, but also on the agility of the company.
In this document, after a brief introduction on traditional methods of reducing setup time, we focus on some tools dedicated to this purpose:
the SMED methodology, production execution and control systems and automatic setup technologies, with particular attention to the AMADA offer.