Learn Poka-Yoke at the 2010 TapRooT® Summit
No, Poka-Yoke is not an exciting new dance like the TapRooT® Shuffle we saw at the 2009 Summit (but you can be sure the reception planned for 2010 will also exceed your expectations!).
As much fun as the Summit is, the real reason we all come together is to learn new skills to save lives, reduce risk, improve safety, change behavior, stop human errors, improve production (and more!)
Poka-Yoke (pronounced POH-kah YOH-kay) refers to mistake-proofing techniques that either keep mistakes from occurring or indicate immediately when mistakes do occur. Dr. John Grout will be teaching how mistake proofing techniques can be used to improve patient safety and to stop human error at the 2010 TapRooT® Summit, October 27-29 in San Antonio, Texas. Summit attendees will have the opportunity to add these two informative best practice sessions to their custom schedule:
2. Using Mistake Proofing to Stop Human Error
· Why we make mistakes
· Basic concepts of mistake-proofing
· Where mistake-proofing works well and where it does not
· Where mistake proofing fits in your quality or safety toolbox
· How to create poka-yokes that solve quality or safety problems
John Grout is Dean of the Campbell School of Business at Berry College, Rome, Georgia, and the David C. Garrett Jr. Professor of Business Administration.
Dr. Grout has researched mistake-proofing extensively for the past 16 years. In 2004 John received the Shingo Prize for his paper, The Human Side of Mistake-Proofing with Douglas Stewart. The Shingo prize is named after Shigeo Shingo, noted industrial engineer and one of the developers of the Toyota Production System. The Shingo Prize has been described by Business Week as the “Nobel Prize of Manufacturing.”
LEARN MORE about Dr. Grout and our other exciting line-up of Best Practice presenters on our webpage!