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Grand Daddy Of Quality - Shigeo Shingo -

Grand-Daddy of Quality: Shigeo Shingo

What do you call it when a garage door stops closing before it hits your head? The Hokey Pokey? No, a Poke-yoke! Lucky for us, Dr. Shingo baked this mistake-proofing technique into the Toyota Production System and the rest is history. This year would have marked Shigeo Shingo’s 109th birthday,…

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SMED (aka Single Minute Exchange of Die)

SMED or "Single Minute Exchange of Die" is the practice of dramatically reducing or eliminating the time to change from one method or unit to another where the goal is to reduce the Changeover Time to single digits or under 10 minutes. This concept is also known as Set-up Reduction…

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