Guest Lecture on "Poka Yoke" in RMK Engineering College
NIQR Chennai Branch has plans to start a Student Chapter in RMK Engineering College, Kavaraipettai, Chennai. More than 200 students have enrolled so far as student members in NIQR. The Principal requested to arrange for a guest lecture to give more exposure to students about NIQR and encourage them to enroll as members of NIQR. With this objective, a Guest Lecture was organized on 8th February 2018.
Dr. K. A. Mohamed Junaid, Principal, RMKEC welcomed the gathering of 225 students and staff and explained about activities of NIQR especially in arranging guest lectures useful to the members. Dr. V. Sivakumar Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department introduced the speaker, Mr. C V Gowri Sankar, Secretary NIQR Chennai Branch
Mr. C V Gowri Sankar narrated the long history of thirty-odd years of NIQR and explained the niche roles it has played at appropriate times besides being the premier centre for training shop floor personnel in all matters relating to quality. He specifically pointed out the genesis, growth and expansion and the quality work that the student chapters perform. He dwelt at length on his pet and mission subject of Industry 4.0 and took the opportunity to present a comprehensive survey of the future of Indian industry and the knowledge and skill that are expected of a fresher after college as he enters industry.
The importance of POKA YOKE in mass production, especially in auto sector was explained starting with an exercise on counting a number of ‘f’s in a text.
He briefed the audience about the Ten Types of Human Mistakes and various errors possible during mass production. He then explained the three methods of Poka Yoke, namely the contact method, the fixed-value (or constant number) method & the motion - step (or sequence) method.
The difference between warning Poka Yoke and control Poka Yoke was explained with examples. In the end, he gave many real-life instances/situations to impress upon the young minds the importance and necessity of preventing rather than correcting mistakes.
The audience enthusiastically responded with a lot of interaction.
The students and faculty members thanked the HOD for arranging a lecture on a useful topic and expressed their desire to have lectures on various TQM concepts in future.
Dr. V. Sivakumar proposed a vote of thanks