Malcolm is a Professor in the Graphic Communication Department at Cal Poly where he focuses on flexography, Lean management, data analysis, and cost estimating. He is the author of three books: Setup Reduction for Printers, Lean Printing: Pathway to Success, and Designer’s Postpress Companion. In 2004, Malcolm was awarded the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation’s Educator of the Year and in 2015, he was presented with Xplor’s Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement award. Malcolm served as President of the Graphic Communication Education Association (GCEA) in 2017-18. A Cal Poly alum, he completed his Ph.D. in Vocational-Technical Education from the University of Missouri in 1995.
Rethinking Your Makeready Efficiency
Beating the competition requires steady gains in production efficiency. This session defines how to cut makeready time through the single-minute exchange of die (SMED) system, a vital component of Lean production. You’ll learn the concepts behind SMED, such as the distinction between internal and external tasks, and a specific multi-step process. Importantly, learn the tactics to conduct an improvement blitz, over just a few days, which dramatically reduces your makeready time on a press or any other production equipment.