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yokay systems to ensure zero defect quality manufacturing.
Bandyopadhyay, J. K. 1993. International Journal of Management 10 (1): 29-33. content notes
Control for Manufacturing.
Barkman, W.E. 1989.New York: Marcel Dekker. (Preface and chapter 3 are of particular interest.) content notes
Poka Yoke (Mistake Proofing Devices) to Ensure Quality.
Bayer, P.C. 1994. IEEE 9th Applied Power Electronics Conference Proceedings 1:201-204. content notes
The Basics of Mistake-Proofing.
Beauregard, M.R. Mikulak, R.J., and McDermott, R.E. 1997. New York: Quality Resources. content notes
100 percent quality verification.
Bodine, W.E. 1993. Production (June): 54-55. content notes
fuzzy logic and neural networks, operator control is still a must.
Bose, Rana. 1995. CMA 69: 7. content notes
errors set a limit to adaptation.
Brehmer, Berndt. 1990. Ergonomics 33 (10/11): 1231-1239. content notes
Set Phasers on
Stun and Other True Tales of Design, Technology, and Human Error.
Casey, Steven. 1993. Santa Barbara, CA: Aegean. content notes
The Pokayoke Solution.
Chappell, Lindsay 1996. Automotive News Insight August 5:24i. content notes
your service fail-safe.
Chase, R. B., and D. M. Stewart. 1994.Sloan Management Review (Spring): 35-44. content notes
Designing errors out.
Chase, R.B., and D. M. Stewart. 1995. Portland, Oregon: Productivity Press.
Productivity Press has discontinued sales of this book (a very sad outcome). Some copies may be available in local books stores. It is both more readable and broader in application than Shingo (but does not have a catalog of examples like Shingo). content notes
Designs Make Assemblies Mistakeproof. (Requires
Dvorak, Paul. 1998. Machine Design Magazine, (March 10): 181-184. Article quotes yours truly and many of my friends. content notes
for Preventing Human Error in Process Safety
Embrey, D. (ISBN 0-8169-0461-8) available from American Institute of Chemical Engineers. New York NY. content notes
Error: Designing for Error in Medical Information Systems
Felciano, Ramon M. 1995. Stanford University Web Page. content notes
Error in Medicine Bibliography
Felciano, Ramon M. 1995. Stanford University Web Page. content notes
Analysis of Inspection Costs for the Mistake-Proofing of Binomial Attributes.
Grout, J.R. and Downs, B.T. 1995. Working Paper 95-0901. Dallas, Texas: Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University. view abstract content notes
and Measurement Control Charts.
Grout, J.R. and Downs, B.T. 1998. Quality Management Journal 5(2): 67-75. view abstract content notes
Grout, J.R. 1997. Production and Inventory Management Journal 38(3):33-37. view abstract content notes
Mistake-Proofing: Process Improvement Through Innovative Inspection
Grout, J.R. 1998. The Quality Yearbook, 1998 Edition: 405-414. content notes
Human Error in Aviation.
Helmrich, Robert L. 1997. Scientific American (May):62-67. content notes
Henricks, Mark, 1996. Entrepeneur (October): 86-89. (includes quotes from yours truly. Last quote should read "...average net savings of around $2500 apeice..." not average cost.) content notes
of variation, mistakes, and complexity in producing nonconformities.
Hinckley, C.M. and Barkan, P. 1995. Journal of Quality Technology 27(3):242-249. content notes
Job Managing Error in Out
Kelly, Kevin, 1994. New York: Addison-Wesley. content notes
Plant Design for
Safety: A User-Friendly Approach
Kletz, Trevor. 1991. New York: Hemisphere Publishing Corp. content notes
2 not good enough for you?
Lafferty, J.P. 1992. Manufacturing Engineering (October): 10. content notes
Error in Medicine.
Leap, Lucian L. 1994. Journal of the American Medical Association 272(23): 1851-1857. content notes
Cuts The Risk Of Defects During Assembly And Maintenance.
Marchwinski, Chet (ed.) 1996. MfgNet: The Manufacturer's Internet Newsletter Productivity, Inc. Norwalk, CT. content notes
Marchwinski, Chet (ed.) 1995. Productivity 17(3): 1-6. content notes
Marchwinski, Chet (ed.) 1997. Productivity 18(1): 1-4. An article about my work with Brian Downs on when to use SPC and ZQC. (ZQC is the acronym for mistake-proofing.) content notes
Use Poka-Yoke to Squash Software Bugs.
Marchwinski, Chet (ed.) 1997. Productivity 18(5): 1-4. (An article summarizing the work of Harry Robinson and James Tierney) content notes
Accidents As Well As Defects.
Marchwinski, Chet (ed.) 1997. Productivity 18(5): 4-7. content notes
and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
McClelland, S. 1989. Sensor Review 9(2): 63. content notes
Monden, Y. 1983. Norcross, GA: Industrial Engineering and Management Press. (pp.10, 137-154) content notes
your way to success.
Myers, Marc 1995. Network World. September 11, 1995: 39. content notes
Case History Development of a Foolproofing Interface Documentation System.
Nakajo, T., Azuma, I. and Tada, M. 1993. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering 19(8): 765-773. content notes
The principles of foolproofing and their application in manufacturing.
Nakajo, T. and Kume, H. 1985. Reports of Statistical Application Research, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers 32(2): 10-29. content notes
Improving product quality by preventing defects .
Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun/Factory Magazine, (Ed.). 1988. Portland, Oregon: Productivity Press. content notes
The design of everyday things.
Norman, D.A. 1989. New York: Doubleday. content notes
for Operators: The ZQC System.
The Productivity Press Development Team. 1997. Portland, Oregon: Productivity Press. content notes
Technology and Human Error.
Rasmussen, J. et. al. (Eds.) 1987. New York: John Wiley and Sons. content notes
Reason, James. 1990. New York: Cambridge University Press. content notes
role of statistical quality control in a zero defects environment.
Robinson, A.G. and D. M. Schroeder. 1990. Production and Inventory Management Journal 31(3): 60-65. content notes
Modern Approaches to Manufacturing Improvement: The Shingo System.
Robinson, A.G. (Ed.) 1991. Portland, Oregon: Productivity Press. content notes
To Achieve Error-Proof Manufacturing: Poka-Yoke and Beyond: A Technical
SAE International may be ordered online for $895 ($25 preview copy). content notes
quality control: source inspection and the poka-yoke system.
Shingo, Shigeo. 1986.t rans. A.P. Dillion. Portland, Oregon: Productivity Press. content notes
Study of the Toyota Production System From an Industrial Engineering Viewpoint
Shingo Shigeo, 1989. Portland, Oregon: Productivity Press. Online excerpts content notes
Using Poka-Yoke Concepts to Improve a Military Retail Supply System.
Snell, Todd and Atwater, J. Brian 1996. Production and Inventory Management Journal 37(4): 44-49. content notes
mistakes in your software through poka yoke
Tierney, James alternate title "From Deming to Shingo: using Japanese quality assurance principles to eradicate problems from your software development process." A video tape of a presentation at a local ASQC meeting, MBC Video, Inc 14415 N.E. 64th St., Redmond, WA 98052. (206) 885-7934. content notes
of fool proofing in the manufacturing process.
Tsuda, Yoshikazu. 1993. In Quality through Engineering Design, editted by W. Kuo. New York: Elsevier. content notes
Vasilash, G.S. 1995. Production (March): 42-44. content notes
Warm, J.S. 1984. In Sustained Attention in Human Performance, edited by J.S. Warm. New York: John Wiley and Sons. content notes
Improvement in transfusion
safety using a new blood unit and patient identification system as part
of safe transfusion practice.
Wenz, B. and Burns, E.R. 1991. Transfusion 31(5): 401-403. content notes
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