What’s better than fixing something when it’s broken?
Stopping it from breaking in the first place.
This article is going to focus on how you can put certain steps in place to catch problems before they arise.
This technique is called poka yoke and was born out of the Toyota Production System. At its core, poka yoke is extremely simple. Any addition to a process which is included to change the behavior of the person operating the process with the intention of reducing mistakes, can be referred to by the concept poka yoke.
In this article we’ll look at:
- Where poka yoke came from
- How to implement poka yoke
- Successful examples of poka yoke in action
If you want your process to be the very best then you have to think about error prevention!