Jidoka Series

Defines Jidoka as Automation with a human touch. Explains why human intelligence must be built into a machine rather than simply relying on quality checks. Breaks down the three levels of Autonomation. Provides insight into Jidoka of both machine and manual processes.



Begins with Apple the dog providing insight into why processes need Autonomation rather than quality checks. Shows how the word “Autonomation” was derived from Autonomous and Automation. Places emphasis on clearly separating manual and machine tasks. Defines Recognition, Action and Prevention levels of Jidoka. >>
Jidoka

Shows a real word example of how printing companies use Jidoka. Emphasizes the manual portion of Jidoka. Presents many real world examples of visual controls that build quality into manual processes. Uses Russian dolls to explain why defects must be corrected as soon as they occur. >>
Jidoka