Poka Yoke Analysis

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In 1961, Dr. Shigeo Shingo, an industrial engineer at Toyota Motor, introduced the concept of Poka Yoke. Since then Poka Yoke has been an inevitable part of manufacturing system. Manufacturing often introduce new models/variants represents a frequent improvement in error-free production. Increasing the complexities of product, raising quality production and replenishing the growing commodity market are only possible by adopting all the stages of `total quality` of manufacturing process. In manufacturing process, the concept of quality control and zero faults are related to the creation of mistake proof system which should assure product and services complying to or even surpassing the customer requirements. Preventing the error is better than detecting them and much better than detecting faults. It is vital to supervise the manufacturing flow and to detect or control the errors before coming to rejects. In order to achieve this objective, the anti-error technique, called Poka Yoke is used. It act as quality management system and which will represents `nullifying accidental errors`, ‘eliminating the errors`. In Poka Yoke simple devices of fixing, warning, assembling, and other related devices which prevent people to make mistakes, even if they wanted to. Such devices are known as Poka yoke and used for stopping and warning the operator if something is not right. Before getting into deep about poka yoke we should understand influence of various processes on products.

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