Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bad poka-yoke is worse than none

Last post, I talked about the lean concept of poka-yoke or “mistake proofing.” The idea of poka-yoke is that even the best worker can make costly or dangerous mistakes when their attention slips even just for a moment. This is certainly true … Continue reading

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Poka-Yoke and Childproofing.

A major concern in any household with toddlers is safety. The little tykes just get into everything, especially if it’s dangerous or off-limits. As a result, making your home safe for children (despite their best efforts) could not be more … Continue reading

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Falling down the chute.

It’s been a while since I posted to this blog. I wish I could say that part of the problem is that it’s hard to both DO lean things and WRITE ABOUT lean things at the same time. But that’s not really … Continue reading

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