Changeover and SMED training and consulting

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by John R Henry
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Achieving Lean Changeover:Putting SMED to Work
Achieving Lean Changeover
Packaging Machinery Handbook
Packaging Machinery Handbook
Secrets of Buyng Packaging Machinery
Secrets of Buying Packaging Machinery
Machinery Matters
Machinery Matters Changeover, SMED, OEE & more
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John R Henry CPP

The Changeover Wizard
John Henry's ability to make downtime and changeover time disappear as if by magic has earned him worldwide recognition as the Changeover Wizard.

John's broad, deep, experience includes stints in the US Navy, Manager Facility Operations for a pharmaceutical manufacturing campus, and ownership and operation of a manufacturing machinery design, sales & service business. In 1996 he founded to reduce changeover time in manufacturing and other industries. In 2007 he sold the machinery business and since then has focused on SMED, Operational Excellence, Overall Equipment Effectiveness / Efficiency (OEE) and other lean manufacturing activities.

In addition to industry experience, John has been an Adjunct Instructor at Southern New Hampshire University's Graduate School of Business since 1982. In that capacity, John teaches lean Operations Management, Strategic Management, Organizational Theory and Development, Compensation Management and other courses.

John is also an Adjunct Instructor at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico where he developed and teaches Packaging Technology in the Industrial Engineering program.

John holds an MBA with concentrations in Industrial Management and Human Resource Management from InterAmerican University (1979). John also holds a Master of Science in Business Education from Southern New Hampshire University (2004)

John has published over 60 papers, articles and columns in industry journals and magazines. Many of these are collected in his book:

Machinery Matters:John Henry on Packaging, Machinery, Troubleshooting

Other books include:

Packaging Machinery Handbook

Achieving Lean Changeover: Putting SMED to Work

Secrets of Buying Packaging Machinery
(with Rich Frain)

Secrets of Effective Troubleshooting
(Coming in 2014)

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John was awarded a patent for a Two Part Mixing Container for keeping hair dye and activator separate until mixing prior to application.

John  is active in the Institute of Packaging Professionals where he developed and presents their semi-annual course "Packaging machinery Basics"

John is also a founding director of the Institute for Pharmaceutical Engineering.

John is fully bi-lingual in English and Spanish.

He may be contacted at or on his mobile cell at 787-550-9650 during eastern business hours.

Full CV available on request.