Jidoka in lean manufacturing


Jidoka Jidoka is to build devices in the machines that detect defects and automatically stop the machine upon such an occurrence. When we give the power “to push buttons or pull cords” to operators is called Andon, which can bring the entire assembly line to stop.¬† What is the difference between Andon and Jidoka? Jidoka … Read more

What is 3G in manufacturing?


Purpose of 3G: In a process occurrence of a problem is normal & so it is equally important to solve the problems effectively & fast. For an effective solution to any problem, it is important to understand the problem & its reason. so 3G is very important here to find out the solution and take … Read more

What is Poka Yoke and how to use it in the manufacturing industry for zero defects?

Poka-Yoke: Poka Yoke means Mistake Proofing or Error Proofing. Poka Yoke is a mechanism to prevent mistakes, and defects from being made or detect mistakes if not prevented. It is also called error-proofing or foolproofing. Dr. Shigeo Shingo developed the concept of Poka-Yoke.¬†Poka-Yoke is based on the concept that people do not make mistakes intentionally. … Read more

What is the Cost of poor quality and how to calculate COPQ in the automotive industry?

Cost of poor quality

 Cost of Poor Quality: The cost incurred in producing & rectifying a defect is called the cost of poor quality. It is also called the cost of non-conformance. Purpose of COPQ: The cost of poor quality will be calculated for all the rejections & rework at the in-house & customer end. MR/QA head will be … Read more