When scheduling production order sequences in a manufacturing process, there are times when capacity losses are incurred when transitioning between orders. This can be due to changes in materials, cleaning between production, tooling changes etc. This loss in capacity can be referred to as ‘Change Over’ or ‘Setup’.
By reducing changeover times, you can increase the efficiency of the manufacturing asset and the productive manufacturing time.
A common way to represent change over losses is via a ‘Setup Matrix’. Here the transitions between different characteristics of the products being manufactured are represented.Read Article