Poka-Yoke: Improving Processes Through Error Prevention

Poka-yoke is a Japanese term that means “mistake-proofing” or “inadvertent error prevention”. Poka-yoke is any mechanism in any process that helps an equipment operator avoid (yokeru) mistakes (poka). Its purpose is to eliminate product defects by preventing, correcting, or drawing attention to human errors as they occur. The concept was formalised, and the term adopted, by Shigeo Shingo as part of the Toyota Production System.

Program Objectives & Key take-aways:

  • Why do mistakes happen
  • Background and Origin of Pokayoke
  • Classifications of Pokayoke
  • Various examples & case studies
  • Importance and benefits
  • Hierarchy of Pokayoke
  • Rules and tips for practical implementation
  • Validation and record of Pokayoke
  • Pokayoke and machine Interlocking

Who can Participate

  • All the engineers and managers in the manufacturing industry who are related to operations.
  • Production, Quality, Engineering and Maintenance personnel
  • The training is designed for those responsible for improving quality and productivity in manufacturing operations.
  • Quality, Engineers, Software, Food & Drug, etc. professionals who wish to apply methodology to error prevention and problem solving together

Ms. Kokila Gaur, Sr. Executive Assistant, NBQP (9654170686)

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