Recommended by S Badri Narayana, Director – Operations Excellence, FLAME TAO Knoware
Why to read ‘Zero Quality Control: Source Inspection and the Poka-Yoke System’?
A combination of source inspection and mistake-proofing devices is the only method to achieve zero defect. Shigeo Shingo brings forth the proven system for reducing errors and turning out the highest quality products in the shortest period of time. In the narrative, Shingo provides over hundred specific examples of Poka-Yoke development devices on the shop floor, most of which cost under US $ 100 to implement. Providing insights to look at defect prevention and create a culture of self-awareness of how to do it right first time, the book also discusses inspection systems, quality control circles, and the function of management with regard to inspection
Excerpts: Shingo’s thinking is so simple that the reader finds himself continually reflecting on the obviousness of the concepts. Yet one must also reflect on why so few, if any, Western companies within one’s experience can be seen to adopt similar principles in their quality systems design.