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Japanese Quality Terms

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  • Hanedashi
    A hanedashi device is an automatic part ejector.
  • Hansei
    Hansei is a Japanese term that loosely translates to self-reflection.
  • Pokayoke
    Mistake proofing or error proofing.
  • Mura
    Inconsistency or excess variation in either processes or demand.
  • Hoshi Kanri
    Goals (with targets) and means for achieving it to address business priorities and to move the organization to a new level of performance.
  • Jidoka
    Autonomation. The ability of production lines to be stopped in the event of problems.