Improve manufacturing efficiency and eliminate defects in products with Poka Yoke methods
Poka Yoke is a quality management philosophy that focuses on minimizing human error, without blaming employees for mistakes. The idea is that mistakes are natural and will always occur, however infrequently, so it makes sense to implement measures which assume a mistake may occur.
The Poka Yoke system originated in Japan and is differentiated into two main types:
There are also three main Poka Yoke methods that are used in manufacturing to avoid slip-ups during routine, often repetitive tasks. These Poka Yoke methods make production smoother and make the final product more intuitive and less prone to malfunction due to improper use.
The benefits of Poka Yoke to your business include:
Poka Yoke addresses and mitigates several types of errors that workers may otherwise make during a production process. You can also see Poka Yoke methods used in various everyday products, such as when a washing machine won’t start until the door is closed or when an USB stick can only be inserted one way to avoid damage to the hardware.
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