The project for this class will exercise your knowledge of operations management
The project for this class will exercise your knowledge of operations management and your creativity. The project involves designing two poka-yoke devices. What are poka-yoke devices? Start your research now because there are many good sources about poka yoke devices. (These devices prevent defects from occurring.)
The project will be worth 100 points for grading purposes. The elements of its grade will depend on your:
Knowledge of poka-yoke – and how it fits into a Total Quality Management Program.
Originality of design – You should design your own device: it is ok to use examples of other devices to generate ideas, but do not just copy another device you have seen. Your device should promote sustainability and environmental responsibility. The device should help the environment: save energy, reduce waste, promote recycling, etc. Your design does not have to be a working model; you can describe an idea or a process that would be improved with poka yoke.
Description of your Designs – with terms used in poka-yoke design
Rationale for Your Devices – Explanation of why your devices are effective and how they increase productivity and sustainability
Be sure to use Microsoft Word to write your project. You can insert tables, pictures or sketches of your devices. Use APA formatting for your paper and references.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Poka Yoke
Description of Device Number 1 and its benefits
Description of Device Number 2 (your original device) and its benefits