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Introduction to Mistake-Proofing (Poka Yoke)


Intended Audience 

Supervisors and managers who oversee functions responsible for mistake-proofing.

Time To Complete

2 hours (0.2 CEUs)

What is Mistake-Proofing (Poka Yoke)?

Mistakes seem to happen at the worst time. At work, just before a critical shipment, an inadvertent mistake causes the entire shipment to be rejected. Or at home, just before leaving for a long anticipated vacation, "Murphy's Laws" intervene, and a series of seemingly unavoidable mistakes delays our departure.

Can we defeat Murphy's Laws? Can we eliminate these costly mistakes? Probably not totally, but the use of mistaking-proofing tools and techniques will put an end to many of the repetitive, costly mistakes that rob us of time and money both at home and at work. Mistake-Proofing is more than just incremental improvements or trying harder to do a better job. Mistake-Proofing techniques don't just reduce the chance of making errors, they can eliminate the possibility for error altogether.

Introduction to Mistake-Proofing Online Training

Introduction to Mistake-Proofing is an online training course designed to introduce learners to the prevention-focused mindset that is the cornerstone of mistake-proofing.  Learners will also become familiar with mistake-proofing concepts, tools and techniques used to formulate (and evaluate) mistake-proofing solutions. For more in-depth, step-by-step training on Mistake-Proofing, please see our Mistake-Proofing Training or Error-Proofing Business Processes online courses.

This Training Enables Learners To...

  • Understand the mistake-proofing mindset.
  • Be familiar with the 4 mistake-proofing effects, 2 forms of outcomes and 8 types of mistake-proofing solutions.
  • Be acquainted with basic root cause analysis tools needed for mistake-proofing solutions.
  • Be aware of how to assess potential solutions to determine if they are practical, feasible, cost-effective, robust and sustainable.

Recommended Prerequisites

  • None.

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