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Project Objective: The objective of this project is to introduce jidoka to the four-station assembly line within the Toyota Production Systems Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology.



Background Information: Jidoka is a term used in the Toyota Production System that refers to diagnosing an abnormality immediately and correcting it accordingly so that defects are not passed along to the next operator.



Toyota Production Systems Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology

Toyota Production Systems Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology

Project Description: In order to improve quality on this line, two andon systems and a corresponding monitoring system are to be developed. One andon system is to be a typical system consisting of simple electronics. The other andon system is to be purely mechanical in nature. In order to highlight and record abnormalities, which can later be used to perform root cause analysis and develop preventative countermeasures, a monitoring system will be designed alongside the andon systems.



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Project Name
Andon System for TPS Lab
Project Number
P13716
Project Family
Process Innovation
Start Term
2012-2
End Term
2012-3
Faculty Guide
Mr. John Kaemmerlen, jxkpdm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Dr. Andres Carrano, alceie@rit.edu

Team Members

Team Members (left to right) Holli, Bill, Trevor, and Emily

Team Members (left to right) Holli, Bill, Trevor, and Emily

Member Role Contact
Trevor Andrews Industrial & Systems Engineer tta4752@rit.edu
Holli Monroe Mechanical Engineer hnm1245@rit.edu
Emily Piccione Industrial & Systems Engineer erp8769@rit.edu
William Wright Mechanical Engineer wxw4878@rit.edu

Acknowledgements

The project team would like to acknowledge and express appreciation to RIT faculty member Scott Bellinger for all of his help and assistance in executing this project.

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MSD I MSD II

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Planning & Execution

Systems Design

Detailed Design

Photo Gallery

Planning & Execution

Build, Test, Document

Final Presentation

Technical Paper

Poster