Very often management will duck the issue of change overs and instead run large batch quantities to reduce the number of change overs; however, this is not optimal and leads to Inventory Waste and unnecessary additional storage space that could be gainfully employed to Add Value.

In order to support reduced batch quantities there is a need to increase the number of equipment change overs and this leads to a need to reduce the time taken to carry this out. By carrying out QCO methods, this starts to free up available production time which can now be used for production outputs and hence increased capacity.

Just like a F1 Pitstop – changeovers need to be coordinated, orchestrated, with clear roles using smooth  standardised steps