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Mistake-Proofing Mistakes

There is a popular lore provided by Shigeo Shingo, that the original name for mistake-proofing (Poka-Yoke) was “fool-proofing” (Baka-Yoke). Shingo..
This entry was posted in lean, old lean dude, six sigma, continuous improvement, standard work, error-proofing, pokayoke, poka-yoke, toyota production system, shigeo shingo, mistake proofing, manufacturing on December 08 , 2015.


There was a time when it was not fashionable for managers to associate with front line employees. Alluding to an old adage, I used to joke that you..
This entry was posted in old lean dude, observation, administrative kaizen, manager standard work, lean in sales, pokayoke, bruce hamilton, gemba, lean in the office, Lean Culture on October 24 , 2014.

It’s a Small World After All

[Many thanks to Gerry Cronin and Julieanne Brandolini for passing along the following story about sharing between industry and healthcare. Gerry..
This entry was posted in old lean dude, GBMP, mass general hospital, MGH CCM, benchmarking, northeast lean conference, problem solving, pokayoke, 5S, lean in healthcare, mistake proofing on December 09 , 2013.

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