General Physics, Troy, Michigan, used Poka-yoke to help Chrysler during the development period of its 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The error and mistake proofing technique embodied a preventative method that solved quality problems prior to them becoming assembly-line catastrophes. General Physics also identified and prioritised defect sources and implemented techniques to eliminate them. The Jeep Grand Cherokee project began in 1997, in February 1998 an audit found that of the 300 issues discovere...

BPIR Categories

14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
5.5.3 Improve process/product performance
5.5.5 Implement systems for managing production/delivery

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