Glossary for (Japanese) Continuous Improvement Language

What is ‘Jidoka’?

Jidoka means ‘autonomation‘.

Jidoka -Autonomation- should not be confused with automation!

Transferring human intelligence to automated machinery so that machines are able to detect autonomously the production of a single defective part and immediately stop themselves and signal for help.

The aim is to build in quality into the process in order to have no quality defects slipping through the process.

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