Reduced Bottle-Filling Machine Setup Time Waste Using Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED): A Case Study of a Fish Sauce Plant


  • Kitsada Dolpanya Department of International Logistics, Faculty of Management Science, Silpakorn University


Bottle Filling Machine Setup Time, Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED), Fish Sauce Plant


This study investigates the application of a Single-Minute Exchange of Die: SMED to reduce the setup time for the fish bottling-filling machine. The reduction of waste in bottle-filling setup time is a key aspect of enhancing work productivity while minimizing production downtime. The data was collected through a non-participant observation method, with video data recorded on the business's video recorder, in order to examine the manufacturing staff’s pre- and post-work processes in setting up the bottle-filling machine. The study's findings found that reducing the remaining activities for adjusting the bottling machine setup time from 13 to 9 reduced the average setup time from 237 minutes to 124 minutes, or a 47.68 percent decrease. The findings of this study can help guide operations for businesses in the bottling industry by reducing machine set-up time using SMED principles in order to increase production efficiency and minimize production costs through reduced time.


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