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What is Jidoka? The forgotten Pillar of the Toyota Production System Jidoka is the often forgotten pillar of the Toyota Production system and lean manufacturing yet it is one of the most important principles of lean that can help you achieve true excellence. Jidoka is about quality at source, or built in quality; noContinue Reading »
What is Autonomation? Autonomation is automation with a human touch; but what does that really mean and where has it come from? Sakichi Toyoda invented a loom in 1896 that not only operated automatically but also stopped when any of the threads broke, this simple idea revolutionized the industry as instead of there being aContinue Reading »
What is Poka Yoke Poka Yoke or Mistake proofing is a simple technique that developed out of the Toyota Production system through Jidoka and Autonomation. It is normally a simple and often inexpensive device that prevents defects from being made or highlights a defect so that it is not passed to the next operation.Continue Reading »