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Transferring human intelligence to automated machinery so machines are able to detect the production of a single defective part and immediately stop themselves while asking for help.
Institute for Operational Excellence
Machines are given ‘human intelligence’ and are able to detecting and preventing defects. Machines stop autonomously when defects are made, asking for help. Autonomation was pioneered by Sakichi Toyoda with the invention of automatic looms that stopped when a thread broke, allowing an operator to manage many looms without risk of producing large amounts of defective cloth. Autonomation is a pillar of the Toyota Production System. Also Jidoka.
English translation of Jidoka. Imparting human intelligence to a machine so that it automatically stops when a problem arises.
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