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Equipment breakdowns, defects, waste, and accidents are not inevitable. They can be drastically reduced or eliminated by implementing a team-based, data-driven process involving all employees, with a common goal of maximizing production through optimizing equipment reliability and effectiveness.
With its origins in Toyoda Loom Works Co., Jidoka, or “intelligent autonomation,” is a 4-step process enabling machines and workers to immediately halt work once problems are detected. It goes beyond firefighting to uncover the root cause of problems and develop countermeasures to prevent them from reoccurring.