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WBT Poka Yoke


Nowadays, Poka Yoke measures are an established part of quality assurance. Poka Yoke is a well-known principle, which originated in Japan. In Japanese, Poka Yoke means avoiding unintentional human error.

Poka Yoke describes a principle that includes technical measures/equipment for preventing errors and eliminating them immediately.


From the contents:

  • The story of Poka Yoke
  • Inclusion of the seven types of waste
  • The Poka Yoke system
  • Typical examples of human error
  • Basic elements of Poka Yoke
  • Error-oriented approach
  • Process-oriented approach
  • Production-oriented approach
  • Case studies
  • Tasks and exercises





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