Lantech Inc. based in Louisville, Kentucky, a manufacturer of wrapping machines acquired problems as workers at the plant sometimes drilled holes in the wrong locations even though they had been provided with a template. During a Kaizen exercise, a process improvement team drew a skull-and-crossbones and wrote the statement, "Wrong side-turn it over!" on the template. This illustrated a simple Poka-yoke, or mistake-proof production technique. Since then, there has been no chance that workers wro...

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14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
5.5.3 Improve process/product performance

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