Poka Yoke in Lean Manufacturing

Term Poka Yoke was developed in Japan by Shigeo Shingo in 1960 to prevent human error.

Shigeo Shingo was an industrial engineer in Toyota company in Japan

Poka Yoke means error proofing.No mistake by mistake. It is also called fool proofing.

Defects are prevented by poka yoke. So it helps to produce right first time.

Poka Yoke technique improve the product quality by eliminating the process defects.

Poka Yoke technique is a most important lean manufacturing tool.

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Poka yoke is also the goal of IATF as to develop a QMS that focus defect prevention

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Poka Yoke reduces customer complaints and thus reduce Cost of poor quality.

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