NIQR Student Chapter – Vels University
Lecture on Poka Yoke
NIQR Student Chapter of Vels University, Pallavaram organised a guest lecture for the students of mechanical engineering department.
Mr. C V Gowri Sankar, Secretary NIQR Chennai Branch delivered a lecture on Poka Yoke on Monday 9th March 2015.
Mr. T. Vinod Kumar, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering introduced the speaker to the audience. About 120 students of Mechanical Engineering and faculty attended the program.
Mr. C V Gowri Sankar gave an overview of various practices followed under the TQM umbrella in Japanese industries. Poka Yoke or Mistake Proofing is one of the important practices followed in lean manufacturing. He explained the necessity for Poka Yoke in mass production with a few exercises and the concept of war on waste in lean manufacturing.
He briefed the audience about the Ten Types of Human Mistakes and various errors possible during mass production. He then explained the 3 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 a lot of examples in real life situation and the audience responded with lot of interaction. The students and faculty members appreciated the lecture and expressed their desire to have lectures on TQM concepts during the next year.