1st Edition

Strategic Error-Proofing Achieving Success Every Time with Smarter FMEAs

By John J. Casey Copyright 2008
    152 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    152 Pages
    by Productivity Press

    152 Pages 27 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    This book illustrates how the strategic placement of 'error-proofing' devices, which is refered in this book as Success Every Time (SET), drives up industries' profits and throughput. It highlights the deficiencies of Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and compares the strategy to the SET.

    Part 1: Getting Started with Success Every Time
    Chapter 1: FMEA, Poke-Yoke, Mistake-Proofing, and Error-Proofing: Sorting Out the Terminology
    Chapter 2: Success Every Time and Quality Improvement
    Part 2: The Critical Phases of Success Every Time
    Chapter 3: Strategic Monitoring of the Critical Elements
    Chapter 4: Phase I of the Success Every Time Method: Part Level
    Chapter 5: Phase II of the Success Every Time Method: Set-Up Level
    Chapter 6: Phase III of the Success Every Time Method: Parameter Level
    Part 3: Perfecting and Monitoring Your Error-Proofing Devices
    Chapter 7: Designing Parts That are Device-Compatible
    Chapter 8: Investing in Your Devices
    Chapter 9: Creating Great Devices, Placing Them, and Verifying Their Success
    Part 4: Success Every Time as a Corporate-Wide Strategy
    Chapter 10: The Strategy Behind Success Every Time
    Chapter 11: Putting it All Together


    John Casey is a strategic thinker with a definite bias toward thinking outside the box. His career includes assignments in a wide cross-section of business functions, including manufacturing, purchasing, quality, finance, and manufacturing engineering. John’s business perspective and approach were shaped during his three-year assignment working for Toyota at New United Motor Manufacturing Incorporated (NUMMI), as part of Toyota’s joint venture with General Motors in Fremont, California. At NUMMI, John was the program manager for the launch of the Corolla and Prizm car models.