Archive for June, 2010

Poka-yoke & Chaku-chaku

June 1, 2010

Do not be scared, these are not the new football players which has signed the Valencia C.F. to substitute Villa.

A poka-yoke is any mechanism in a lean manufacturing process that helps an equipment operator avoid (yokeru) mistakes (poka). Its purpose is to eliminate product defects by preventing, correcting, or drawing attention to human errors as they occur.

Chaku-chaku is a japanese term for a single-piece manufacturing process in which a worker takes the piece from one workstation to the next, and sets up and operates each machine from beginning to the end of the production cycle.

Watch the concept of poka-yoke, meaning “correct” and chaku-chaku, meaning “one worker, several tasks” in the manufacture of rear view mirrors.


Lean Manufacturing

June 1, 2010

Lean manufacturing or lean production, often simply, “Lean,” is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination.

Here we see an example of Lean Manufacturing in the Toyota Production System

Third Party Logistics

June 1, 2010

Kanban Logistics is a supply chain services company specializing in third party logistics, warehousing, distribution, storage, fulfillment in the mid-atlantic region of the US. Located in Tarboro, NC.

Here we can find a promotional video of them:

RFID Products

June 1, 2010

Omni-ID’s RFID tags are developed around existing patented technologies which enable the company to meet market and customer needs for longer read distances, improved performance and reliability, global functionality and interoperability with other RFID hardware and software.

Omni-ID - Identify with Innovation

If you are interested, in this link there are some videos explaining the benefits of this kind of videos.