What is Jidoka?

WHAT IS AUTOMATION?

This term refers to the characteristic of the machine that causes the effect “ Jidoka ”. In other words, it is the mechanism itself that gives the machine “the human touch”.

The machine will be the one in charge of the possible appearance of anomalies and will cause the stop in case it occurs.

An “anomaly” can be either a quality problem, an imminent failure or a risk of overproduction.

This method does not solve the problem but forces the staff to focus their efforts on a particular problem.

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