Changeover and SMED training and consulting

787-550-9650 (voice/text)
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 787-550-9650 (voice/text)

Services Offered


"The only thing worse than training a teammate and losing them, is not training the teammate and keeping them." - Zig Ziglar

Achieving Lean Changeover: Putting SMED to Work

This workshop puts your teammates on the same page and provides a method to identify and implement changeover improvements. It is normally coupled with a one to four (or more) day kaizen event to reinforce the lesson. Kaizen is a Japanese word for continuous improvement. A kaizen event is a concentrated short term event focused on achieving specific goals. In this case implementing changeover improvements.

Secrets of Effective Troubleshooting

Tired of your technicians troubleshooting by tinkering? This workshop teaches them how to do it right.

Effective Tool Usage

This half-day workshop is offered in two versions, for operators who use tools incidentally and for mechanics and other technicians.

Secrets of Vibratory Feeders

Vibratory bowl feeders can be a to many who use them. In reality they are one of the simplest automation devices in use today. This workshop teaches principles of operation, design concepts, troubleshooting, tuning and maintenance. Don't miss the article explaining how they work at

Custom workshops

We design and present custom workshops and training programs on any type of machinery, maintenance, OEE, plant operations and...

All workshops are available in English or Spanish.

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Operational Excellence

"Operational excellence is not an act but a habit" - Adapted from Aristotle

Changeover assessments with action plans

We visit your plant, assess your current changeover practices and provide a detailed action plan for improvement.

Distant assistance

When distances and travel expenses may be prohibitive, we provide operational excellence assistance from a distance using Skype, video conferencing, video evaluation and other worldwide technologies.

Kaizen event facilitation

We design and facilitate kaizen events in your plant

Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE)

We evaluate your process and design and install an OEE monitoring system.

Product & machine design

We work with designers and manufacturers to minimize compatibility issues between product and production.

Technical writing

We develop maintenance, operating and changeover manuals SOPs and other documentation for machine builders and end users.


John Henry is always a popular speaker. He is available to speak to your company team or group on changeover, manufacturing, packaging, quality, management or...

Call 787-550-9650, email or fill the form below for more information.