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Process improvement by poka‐yoke

Michael Fisher (Freelance journalist based in Bradford, UK.)

Work Study

ISSN: 0043-8022

Article publication date: 1 December 1999

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Abstract

Outlines the concept of poka‐yoke (as developed by Shigeo Shingo) as a quality methodology, and contrasts it with statistical process control. Highlights the inherent simplicity and the breadth of coverage, and the way it can be used to underpin a policy of zero defect manufacturing.

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Fisher, M. (1999), "Process improvement by poka‐yoke", Work Study, Vol. 48 No. 7, pp. 264-266. https://doi.org/10.1108/00438029910294153

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MCB UP Ltd

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