Changeover time is the measurement of the cycle time from the moment the last good part of the previous process is produced to the moment first good part of the subsequent process is produced. Reducing changeover time is a key component of implementing a pull production system which operates with as little inventory as possible.

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Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at GoLeanSixSigma.com. For almost 20 years, she's helped leading organizations like Washington State, Cisco and GE build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.