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Grand-Daddy of Quality: Sakichi Toyoda

What do you know about Sakichi Toyoda? Did you know he was born on Valentine’s Day? That he started out in the textile business? That he came up with the 5 Whys root cause guessing game? Oh, and that he founded Toyota Industries Company!? This year would have marked Sakichi…

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Lean Six Sigma Glossary - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Autonomation (aka Jidoka)

Autonomation describes a brand of automation where a machine stops itself if there is an abnormal situation. This technique was invented by Sakichi Toyoda back in the 1896 so that his power loom invention would stop and and allow workers to intervene and fix the issues. The 4 steps in…

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Lean Six Sigma Glossary - GoLeanSixSigma.com

Jidoka (aka Autonomation)

Jidoka describes a brand of automation where a machine stops itself if there is an abnormal situation. This technique was invented by Sakichi Toyoda back in the 1896 so that his power loom invention would stop and and allow workers to intervene and fix the issues. The 4 steps in…

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