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Mini-Quiz: Prevent Mistakes with Poka-Yoke

by Ron Kurtus (revised 14 November 2001)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why is it necessary to prevent mistakes before they happen?

Some designs can be confusing, enhancing possible error

Most workers are not very smart and prone to mistakes

Stuff happens

2. Could a fence around your yard be considered a poka-yoke device?

No, because it is not Japanese

Yes, because it can prevent your dog from getting loose

It depends if you are making things in your yard

3. What is an example of doing something in the wrong order?

Working on an electrical circuit before turning off the power

Order doesn't matter, as long as you do the job correctly

Giving a 15% tip to a rude waitress

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Total Quality. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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