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Andon is an alert system that can be visual or audible, facilitating quick response to any problems in the process or system. This system includes a way for employees to stop the process, physically or electronically, so that the issue can be addressed before production continues.

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Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Master Black Belt at, the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and co-host of the Just-in-Time Cafe. She is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Instructor at UC San Diego and teaches in San Diego State University’s Lean Enterprise Program. For almost 20 years, she has helped leading organizations like Washington State, Charles Schwab and GE build problem-solving muscles.
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