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                                  Jidoka is a typical Lean Manufacturing term that revolves around maintaining a continuous high level of quality in each product and process. The consequence of low quality in products and processes can e.g. be production standstills, longer lead-times and faulty end products. Bad quality will most likely disrupt the continuous flow of production that is pulled by the customer, and also create an enormous amount of wasted labor, materials etc.

                                  Jidoka can be seen as the pillar in the Lean house that secures quality, which will ultimately reduce lead-times, costs and increase the overall quality of the products being made.


                                  The main elements of Jidoka are:


                                        Create Poka-Yokes - bullet proof checklists of wanted quality control

                                        The checking of parts during production

                                        Immediate feedback on defects

                                        Find the root cause of defects and solve it immediately

                                        Never pass on defects

                                        Resolve problems or stop linked production steps

                                        Use JIT, small batches and small inventories to reveal lack of quality

                                        Empower people to take individual action to secure quality


                                  By keeping quality in line, production can run smoothly, so that production is not stopped for too long periods. This will thus enable the continuous flow of production, and also reduce waste.

                                  Date Created: 2009-10-30
                                  Posted by: Admin

                                  Related resources:

                                  What is Total Preventive Maintenance (TPM)?
                                  What is 5S Production?
                                  What is Lean Manufacturing?
                                  Kanban Inventory System
                                  What is Concurrent Engineering?
                                  Toyota Production System
                                  Monden, Yauhiro; (1983); Institute of Industrial Engineers

                                  Online MBA, Online MBA Courses, Lean Manufacturing, JIDOKA, main elements of Jidoka


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