Pokayoke - 1 Day Workshop (Sold Out)

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This event is sold out! (you may complete the registration form to be placed on a wait list if you wish)

GBMP presents a one day public workshop: Pokayoke/Mistake-Proofing your Processes

When:              Monday, November 18th, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Location:      AccuRounds, Avon MA
Cost:                 $399 for GBMP Members, $599 for non members   

Overview: GBMP's Pokayoke workshop is designed to both inform and instruct individuals about the benefits of developing mistake-proofing processes within their organization. The course provides guidance on how to begin implementing pokayoke and is packed with real-world examples of the power of mistake-proofing processes. It's an excellent foundation for companies just considering pokayoke and utilizes many specific improvement ideas that attendees can take away and implement in their own processes. Attendees will gain an understanding of the methodology for identifying and addressing mistake-proofing opportunities and how a variety of pokayoke devices can be used to prevent or detect errors before they lead to defects. The day includes both classroom and hands-on, shopfloor instruction.

After taking this class attendees should be able to:

  • Define the kinds of problems pokayoke devices can be used for
  • Identify two types of pokayoke devices and how they differ
  • Use a simple pokayoke methodology to develop pokayoke solutions
  • Describe the relationship between pokayoke and other methodologies in the lean toolbox (5S, Visual Controls, SMED, etc.)
  • Suggest a variety of low cost, rapid pokayoke solutions that can be applied to problems in their work processes


Who should attend: This introductory course is appropriate for all levels and disciplines within an organization. It is especially relevant for employees seeking a basic understanding of how human mistakes can be reduced, and even eliminated, using pokayoke methodologies and devices.

Time commitment: 8 hours

This event is sold out! (you may complete the registration form to be placed on a wait list if you wish)