Zero Quality Control: Source Inspection and the Poka-Yoke System, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Zero Quality Control

Source Inspection and the Poka-Yoke System, 1st Edition

By Shigeo Shingo


336 pages

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Hardback: 9780915299072
pub: 1986-04-01
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A combination of source inspection and mistake-proofing devices is the only method to get you to zero defects. Shigeo Shingo shows you how this proven system for reducing errors turns out the highest quality products in the shortest period of time. Shingo provides 112 specific examples of poka-yoke development devices on the shop floor, most of them costing less than $100 to implement. He also discusses inspection systems, quality control circles, and the function of management with regard to inspection.

Table of Contents


1. Inspections and the Structure of Production

2. Management Functions and Quality Control

3. Inspections Don't Reduce Defects

4. Approaching the Zero QC Method

5. More on Inspection Systems

6. Using Poka-yoke Systems

7. Examples of Poka-yoke Systems

8. Quality Control and QC Circles


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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Communication / General