1st Edition

Improving Product Quality by Preventing Defects

ISBN 9780915299317
Published February 1, 1989 by Productivity Press
298 Pages

USD $110.00

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Book Description

If your goal is 100% zero defects, here is the book for you — a completely illustrated guide to poka-yoke (mistake-proofing) for supervisors and shop-floor workers. Many poka-yoke ideas come from line workers and are implemented with the help of engineering staff or tooling or machine specialists. The result is better product quality and greater participation by workers in efforts to improve your processes, your products, and your company as a whole.

The first section of the book uses a simple, illustrated format to summarize many of the concepts and main features of poka-yoke. The second section shows 240 examples of poka-yoke improvements implemented in Japanese plants.

The book:

  • Organizes examples according to the broad issue or problem they address.
  • Pinpoints how poka-yoke applies to specific devices, parts and products, categories of improvement methods, and processes.
  • Provides sample improvement forms for you to sketch out your own ideas.

Use Poka-yoke in study groups as a model for your improvement efforts. It may be your single most important step toward eliminating defects completely. (For an industrial engineering perspective on how source inspection and poka-yoke can work together to reduce defects to zero, see Shigeo Shingo's Zero Quality Control.)

Table of Contents

Publisher's Foreword
Overview of Poka-yoke
240 Poka-Yoke Examples
Processing Errors
Assembly Errors
Mounting Errors
Inclusion of Wrong Items
Insertion Errors
Assembly Omissions
Processing Omissions
Measurement Errors
Dimensional Errors
Omissions of Operations
Operations Errors
Pasting/Labeling Errors
Inspection Errors
Wiring/Contact Errors
Painting Errors
Printing Errors
Set-Up Errors
Packing/Wrapping Errors
Mismatched Jigs and Dies
Rinsing Errors
Miscellaneous Problems
Improvement Form

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