What is Poka-Yoke?
Poka-Yoke means Mistake Proofing or Error Prevention. Poka-Yoke prevents defects from being made or it highlights a defect so that it is not passed to the next operation. A poka-yoke is any mechanism in a process that helps an equipment operator
avoid (yokeru) mistakes (poka) and defects by preventing, correcting, or drawing attention to human errors as they occur.
Benefits of Poka-Yoke:
Poka-Yoke saves time and money by preventing defects or being made defective products.
It is difficult to find all defects by inspection so we can use Poka-Yoke for effective and efficient operation.
Poka-Yoke prevents human error and it is a very important tool.