Poka-Yoke is a Japanese term that means “fail-safing” or “mistake-proofing.” The three golden rules associated with the term are: don’t accept a defect from the supplier; don’t make a defect; and don’t pass a defect onto the customer. Ideally, the product and process should be designed so that defective products cannot be produced.
Amatrol’s Poka-Yoke eLearning course (MXLM104) covers Zero Quality Control, Poka-Yoke systems, and devices. This course begins with the elements of Zero Quality Control, plant defect levels, types of inspection. This Lean Manufacturing course then moves to Poka-Yoke elements and methods and how Poka-Yoke systems are used in informative instructions and source instructions, as well as sensing devices used in Poka-Yoke systems. Learners will also study red flag conditions, Contact Method Devices, Fixed-Value Method Devices, and Motion-Step Method Devices.