Copy - Poka Yoke: The Art of Mistake-Proofing in Manufacturing-Technical Meeting

When:  Jun 11, 2024 from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Western Massachusetts Section

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM. At 5:30 pm, sign in and socialize, and the event starts at 6 pm. This is an in-person event. 

Where: Munich Haus, 13 Center St, Chicopee, MA 01013. 

Dinner: Starts at 7 pm, $27.00 includes a full meal with 17 choices, drinks additional 

Continuing Education: 0.5 CEU for attendance/participation 

Registration: Please select the following link to register for the meeting  

Poka Yoke, a Japanese term meaning "mistake-proofing," is a crucial concept in quality management and manufacturing. This presentation will delve into the principles and applications of Poka Yoke, exploring how simple design features can prevent errors, improve processes, and enhance overall product quality.  

During this presentation, we will review the origins and evolution of Poka Yoke, cover the core principles and techniques of mistake-proofing, and discuss some typical examples. If you are already familiar with this technique, please be ready to share your experiences. If you are dealing with recurring mistakes, feel free to bring those examples as well. We plan to conclude the session with an open discussion on real-world issues. 

Kurt Moore (CQE, BS-Chemical Engineering West Virginia University, MBA and MS Engineering Management Western New England University) has 42 years of experience in chemical manufacturing, having worked at Monsanto and Hercules Incorporated/Ashland Ltd.  Although he has also held positions in EH&S and Production Supervision, the bulk of his career has been in quality-related positions concentrating on Quality Project Management roles.  He is currently working as the Senior Warehouse/SAP Manager for E Ink in South Hadley, MA. 


Munich Haus
13 Center St,
Chicopee,, MA 01013