Mistake Proofing


Mistake-proofing is a very powerful set of techniques to prevent mistakes from happening or reacting immediately to contain any defect that occurs. It has been integrated into the Toyota Production System and has been applied in a multitude of applications across industry world-wide. Mistake-proofing is a key component of many quality initiatives:

  • The what & why of Quality Costs

  • Six Sigma programs include mistake proofing in all areas of the organization

  • QS-9000 carries mistake proofing across many of the requirements

  • KAIZEN and synchronous manufacturing require mistake proofing

This two-day workshop provides the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to implement mistake-proofing in design and manufacturing activities, and thereby to contribute significantly to manufacturing performance.

Program Contents:

  • Overview of basic mistake proofing principles

  • Going from detection to zero defects

  • Red flag conditions and examples

  • Mistake proofing devices, techniques and functions

  • Contact and non-contact methods

  • Examples of successful applications

  • Application of mistake proofing techniques to a real-time problem

Program Benefits:

  • Differentiate between defects and errors as causes of nonconforming product.

  • Detect possible errors and apply various mistake proofing techniques

  • Identify key mistake proofing devices.

Who Should Attend:

  • Managers, team leaders and others directly involved with developing mistake-proofing processes.

Program Duration:

Two-day program, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 770-395-0124 or 800-355-3876 • Fax: 770-395-0737
Email: mail@euroquest.net • www.euroquest.net