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Pronunciation of SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies)

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JoKing

#1
Does anyone know the pronunciation of SMED. I can find lots of definitions, but is it SMED (as in Fred) or S-M-E-D?
 
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Dean Frederickson

#2
Re: Pronunciation of SMED

My best guess would be S.M.E.D. (Single Minute Exchange of Dies) and yes if everybody I worked with knew the acronym I would pronounce it like Fred.:2cents:
 
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JoKing

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Re: Pronunciation of SMED

My best guess would be S.M.E.D. (Single Minute Exchange of Dies) and yes if everybody I worked with knew the acronym I would pronounce it like Fred.:2cents:
Since I have to teach this, I was wondering if anyone had a definitive answer.
 

SteelMaiden

Super Moderator
Super Moderator
#7
Re: Pronunciation of SMED

I am not sure if you will find "definitive"...it kind of sounds like there is no convention...I've only heard S.M.E.D. and usually I hear Single Minute Exchange of Dies, and not the acronym or abbreviated acronym speak. But, I think it will depend on industry, and company within the industry.
 
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domingue

#8
Re: Pronunciation of SMED

The Continuous Improvement group at our company subscribes to the "like Fred" pronunciation.
 

howste

Thaumaturge
Super Moderator
#9
Re: Pronunciation of SMED

I used this term during an audit Tuesday, and I and the auditee both said it like Fred.
 
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bevanhu

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Re: Pronunciation of SMED

I think the pronunciation of SMED didn't important, the key is SMED's thinking. if we want to apply a tool better and implement it in a organization, firstly we should be implement its thinking. right.
 
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