Friday Fact – Uncover the Hidden Inefficiencies

Did you know, Jidoka has been helping organizations like Toyota build extra-ordinary quality since more than even 125 years before Industry 4.0?

It was used in automated weaving machine by Japanese inventor Sakichi Toyoda. This was further developed by Toyota & then included in their production system. In Japanese Jidoka means, Building quality into the process or automation with a human touch.

The main objective of Jidoka is to produce free of defects. Jidoka has different meaning with different aspects at different place/sector but ideally it was used with the principle- automation with a human touch. It was first ever used by Sakichi Toyoda in 1896 for a simple device that might stop the shuttle on an automatic Weaving Machine if its thread broke. This meant that it helped & prevented the machine from not only producing defects but also alerted in a way that one operator could now operate several Weaving Machines rather than have to stand there attending just one, in case something went wrong. This principle is known as Autonomation or automation with a human touch.

Faber Infinite has been delivering phenomenal results using Jidoka, are you using it?

Written & Compiled by Faber Priyal & Faber Mayuri.

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