Friday, November 4, 2016

Lean Roundup: Jidoka

by Tom Ehrenfeld October 27, 2016

Build quality into products or inspect it in at the end of the line? Put your machines to work for you or be a tool of them? Seek problems constantly or always hide them and pass them down the line? Such basic questions—contrasts—are woven, as it were, into the very thread of TPS when one examines the key role of jidoka.

What is this relatively unknown element of lean?

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