How to poka-yoke

Starts:  Apr 10, 2019 8:00 AM (MT)
Ends:  Apr 11, 2019 5:00 PM (MT)

Error proofing (poka-yoke) workshop with NASA scientist and renowned expert on error proofing Dr. Martin Hinckley

Learn to use Dr. Martin Hinckley's three-pronged approach to error proofing and discover how mistake proofing can fit into to your lean/continuous improvement culture. Hinckley will cover three elements of error-proofing which are to (1) simplify tasks as much as possible, (2) design and install the poka-yoke and (3) eliminate the possibility for improper set-up and the need for resulting adjustment. During this two-day workshop, you will see examples of error proofing that Hinckley has collected over the years and then apply what you've learned at a local manufacturing facility.


Progressive Stamping & Fabrication

Progressive Stamping & Fabrication specializes in custom manufacturing in both hot dipped galvanized and galvannealed steel, aluminum, copper, and other metals. Over the years its core capabilities have come to encompass sheet metal fabrication including laser cutting, CNC punching and CNC breaking, machining including CNC turning and milling, along with metal stamping, tool and die making and assembly. Progressive Stamping & Fabrication serves a variety of industries, including automotive, trucks, HVAC, energy, medical, agriculture, construction and gaming.  Its commitment to excellence is demonstrated by our ISO 9001-2015 certification and our strong continuous improvement culture.


Martin Hinckley, PhD.

Dr. Martin Hinckley is the author of "Make No Mistake," which contains two hundred mistake-proofing examples classified and organized so that readers can quickly find useful relevant examples to their own quality control problems. His research on the link between design and quality for his Ph.D. at Stanford University received international attention. He has published articles relating to quality control in the fields of healthcare, clinical chemistry, medical manufacturing, automation and composite materials. Hinckley is the recipient of the Westgard Quality Award from the Antwerp Meeting of Clinical Chemistry and has taught MBA and upper division courses in operations management and process analysis and development in the business school at Utah State University. He is president of Assured Quality, Inc., which provides training and consulting in eliminating defects through simplifying products and processes, mistake-proofing, and controlling variation without the need for statistical process control.


Francis Tuttle Technology Center Reno Campus
7301 W Reno Avenue
Building 1, Room A1020A
Oklahoma City, OK 73127