On-site Training (1 day) + Workshop (1 day)

Through this Mistake Proofing training (Poka Yoke, pronounced ”POH-kah YOH-kay”), Exegens® helps you understand how to eliminate all errors and defects that may arise in the production flow. Poka yoke is the technique of quality assurance developed by Shigeo Shingo (1960) in Japanese companies. The term “poka yoke” comes from Japanese as “poka” (unforeseen errors / inaccuracies mistake) and “yoke” (prevent). Poka Yoke is used most often in the industrial environments.

Poka Yoke is applicable wherever something is going wrong. It is a technique, a tool that can be used in: manufacturing, services, administrative activities, transactions.

Poka Yoke is the way to detect simplely, robustly and without difficulty defects and errors in the company. The essential idea of “poka yoke” is to design processes, with helpful devices, so that errors become impossible or detected and corrected easily.

A basic feature of poka yoke is the distinction between error and fault. Errors are by the hundreds in an organization but often they attract defects “supported” by customers. In a company there may be hundreds of engineering devices to help prevent errors and, almost by default, defects. Poka yoke devices can be split into two broad categories: prevention and detection.

Summary of the training session:

  1. Definition of poka yoke
  2. Error vs. Defect
  3. Analysis of human error types
  4. PDCA – approaching errors
  5. Statistical Quality Control (SQC)
  6. Poka Yoke method – examples
  7. Poka Yoke – work form
  8. Steps for implementing poka yoke.

Who should attend: production managers, maintenance engineers, industrial engineers, process engineers, department managers.

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