KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Podcast — Webinar Preview: A Poka-Yoke Primer: Mistake-Proofing and Error Reduction with John Grout

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In this video, host Mark Graban from KaiNexus talks with John Grout about his upcoming webinar to be held on January 17th.

This webinar is a 60-minute primer into mistake-proofing (a.k.a. poka-yoke). Information about the basics of mistake-proofing, why people make mistakes, and how to start the process of reducing mistakes will be presented in a fast-moving and entertaining format.


Build awareness of mistake-proofing
Introduce a concise presentation format: “pecha kucha,” with 20 slides x 0:20 seconds each = 6:40 minutes (we’ll do two of these with discussion in between).
What is mistake-proofing?
Include lots of examples
Why do people err?
How can design eliminate errors?
Next steps in implementation

About the Presenter:
John Grout

John Grout is the David C. Garrett Jr. Professor, former dean, and award-winning teacher in the Campbell School of Business at Berry College. Dr. Grout has researched lean supply chain management and mistake-proofing (a.k.a. Poka-Yoke) extensively and published numerous articles on the topic. John was awarded the Shingo Prize for his paper, “The Human Side of Mistake-Proofing” with Douglas Stewart. John has also consulted with a large variety of firms to mistake-proof their processes.