SMED Toolkit

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical SMED Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any SMED related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated SMED specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the SMED Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 991 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which SMED improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 991 standard requirements:

  1. Does lean accounting provide more informative summaries on the financial position of your organization in comparison to the mass production accounting system currently in use?

  2. When your business is already running lean and delivering quality results, what do you do to further increase productivity and service levels and even reduce costs?

  3. Is the use of mass production accounting methods causing your organization to make wrong decisions when considering pricing and capital investment?

  4. How do you assure that the highest value projects are moving through rapidly and/or getting a disproportionate level of support and oversight?

  5. What happens when you try and apply the typical lean approach to a high product mix, shared production assets, and volatile demand scenarios?

  6. What product development frameworks /project management methods are critical to consider when applying lean to product development processes?

  7. Is there opportunity to lean the process to achieve significantly faster throughput, and therefore, significantly higher productivity?

  8. How do different coordination mechanisms between new product development and manufacturing influence organization performance?

  9. What steps would you take to incorporate environmental design criteria into your facilitys product and process design efforts?

  10. How to identify the contribution of information and information technology for the management of production systems?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the SMED book in PDF containing 991 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your SMED self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the SMED Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which SMED areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough SMED Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage SMED projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step SMED Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 SMED project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Lessons Learned: How well was SMED project status communicated throughout your involvement in the SMED project?

  2. Risk Data Sheet: Will revised controls lead to tolerable risk levels?

  3. Contractor Status Report: What was the budget or estimated cost for your organizations services?

  4. Project Portfolio management: Are you working differently with your portfolios at different parts of your organization?

  5. Probability and Impact Assessment: Have top software and customer managers formally committed to support the SMED project?

  6. Procurement Audit: Does procurement staff have skills to procure complex or special items (i.e. IT)?

  7. Closing Process Group: How well did the chosen processes produce the expected results?

  8. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: How do you assist them to be as productive as possible?

  9. Risk Register: What is the probability and impact of the risk occurring?

  10. Activity List: What is the total time required to complete the SMED project if no delays occur?

 
Step-by-step and complete SMED Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 SMED project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 SMED project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 SMED project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 SMED project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 SMED project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 SMED project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any SMED project with this in-depth SMED Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose SMED projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in SMED and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make SMED investments work better.

This SMED All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.