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Jidoka, a fundamental pillar of Lean manufacturing and the Toyota Production System (TPS), is a concept that revolutionizes how we approach quality control in manufacturing. Derived from Japanese, "Jidoka" translates to "automation with a human touch." It represents a powerful strategy for building quality into the production process, thereby enhancing product quality, reducing waste, and fostering more efficient and reliable manufacturing practices.

What is Jidoka?

Jidoka is a manufacturing philosophy that seamlessly blends automation and human intervention. It encompasses the automatic detection of problems (automation) and empowers humans to intervene when necessary (autonomy).

Benefits to Practitioners of Lean Manufacturing:

1. Improved Product Quality: Jidoka's focus on early defect detection ensures that faulty products are identified and addressed promptly, preventing the production of defective goods.

2. Reduced Waste: By catching defects early in the production process, Jidoka minimizes rework, scrap, and the consumption of additional resources, contributing to waste reduction.

3. Enhanced Efficiency: Jidoka optimizes processes by prioritizing quality over quantity, leading to more streamlined and reliable manufacturing operations.

4. Empowerment of Workers: Jidoka empowers frontline workers by enabling them to take immediate action when issues arise, promoting a culture of continuous improvement.

The Four Steps of Jidoka:

Jidoka consists of four essential steps, each contributing to its overarching goal of enhancing quality and efficiency:

1. Detect the Abnormality:

•  Goal: Identify deviations from the standard process.
•  Key Activities: Implement Poka-yoke devices, use time as a detection mechanism, and employ visual controls like andon and Kanban for immediate problem signaling.

2. Stop Production:

•  Goal: Halt production immediately upon detecting an abnormality.
•  Key Activities: Initiate manual or automatic stoppage of the process to prevent the production of defective goods.

3. Fix the Problem at the Source:

•  Goal: Address the root cause of the issue and ensure production can resume smoothly.
•  Key Activities: Fix or correct the abnormal condition, implement temporary countermeasures, and make decisions at the lowest possible organizational level.

4. Implement Countermeasures:

•  Goal: Prevent the recurrence of the abnormality and foster continuous improvement.
•  Key Activities: Investigate the root cause of the problem, install permanent countermeasures, and prioritize efforts for ongoing process enhancement.

The Jidoka poster is available in two distinct themes: a vibrant color scheme and a professional monochrome version. In both formats, the poster comes in a convenient PDF as well as an editable PPTX format, enabling effortless printing on A3/A4-sized paper from standard office copier machines. This versatile resource can be prominently displayed on employee workstations or distributed alongside Lean training materials.

Furthermore, the Jidoka poster is an ideal supplement to Quality and Lean-related training presentations. It serves as a valuable takeaway, summarizing the core principles of Lean Thinking and reinforcing the key takeaways from your training.

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Crafted by a seasoned Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with a proven track record at industry leaders like Microsoft, IBM, and Panasonic, this poster is your pathway to achieving Operational Excellence through Lean Methodologies.
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Current version published: Sep 20, 2023


Author: Operational Excellence Consulting
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Operational Excellence Consulting, founded in 2009 by Allan Ung, draws from extensive experience at Microsoft, IBM, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). With over three decades of expertise in strategy deployment, customer experience design, and operational excellence, our mission is clear: empowering global individuals and organizations through Design Thinking and Lean Methodologies. [read more]

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