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Episode 27
Building a Culture of Mistake-Proofing
Create robust processes and products through a "no blame" environment and respect for employees

This video is part 1 of 2 of the set:  Mistake-Proofing and Poka Yoke

Video Length:
36 min

How do lean companies achieve a 50% annual reduction in defects, which translates into annual productivity gains of up to 20% and lead times slashed to days?  Get rid of the defects through mistake-proofing and uphold the principle of respect for people!  Learn the importance of mistake-proofing and management’s responsibility in ensuring implementation. 


  • Purpose of mistake-proofing 
  • Respect for people and the need for a no blame environment 
  • Relationship to 5S 
  • Mistake-proofing by itself is not preventive 
  • Responsibilities of top management 

Target Audience

  • All management levels
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