Sunday, April 19, 2009

Definition of Jidoka

Jidoka is a Japanese word which translates as autonomation; a form of automation in which machinery automatically inspects each item after producing it, ceasing production and notifying humans if a defect is detected; Toyota expands the meaning of jidoka to include the responsibility of all workers to function similarly, i.e. to check every item produced and to make no more if a defect is detected, until the cause of the defect,has been identified and corrected

1 comment:

juhi said...

this definition is really helpful