What is the "poka-yoke principle"?
Poka Yoke comes from Japanese and means something like 'avoid unfortunate mistakes' (poka = errors, carelessness; yoke = avoid)
Especially in production processes, this principle can show costeffective and effective approaches to avoid errors. An impetus of the Poka Yoke principle was the realization that around 30% of all human errors occur accidentally.
Forgetting, swapping, missing routine or misinterpretation of work instructions - the Poka Yoke principle is a simple method for avoiding mistakes.
Various precautions should either prevent production errors from the outset or immediately detect and correct them. Poka Yoke supports the goal of zero-defect production.
What does one-piece flow mean?
Mostly in lean production environments, the principle of one-piece flow, also called "employee-related workflow", is implemented.
One-piece flow is about an employee working on each production part within an assembly process until it is finished.
The employee starts in the first zone and accompanies an assembly from station to station. Once the product is finished, he starts the process all over again. In order to place the start and end point of a production line as closely as possible, a U-shaped arrangement of the individual assembly stations is often chosen here.
Thanks to the one-piece flow and mixed model production with different variants, the company can react flexibly to customer requirements.
Digitization in manufacturing - how can I optimize my workplace?
Assembly, workplace, people and software merge into an intelligent system and set the organization and control of the entire value chain to a new level.
The interaction between people and technology in particular is changing due to digitization at the workplace and the potential of "Industry 4.0" is being fully exploited.
Knowledge management in particular is an important driver of digitization. Temporary workers, new employees, auxiliary workers - everyone must be able to be flexibly and efficiently integrated into day-to-day operations. Optimal results are achieved with the help of worker guidance systems, software components such as a line control
or hardware components such as pick-by-light systems.
Processes are accelerated, more error-free and more efficient.
Our solutions offer you a basis for optimization. We put the employee in the foreground and support, relieve and guide him through the whole process. We would be happy to help you find the best solution for your workplace.