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Origin of TPS: Autonomation with Ninben

"Ninben" is on the left side of the Chinese character and means a person.

働(dou)means work

イ means person+動 means move

If you know the word "autonomation" with Ninben, I think that you have studied TPS books enthusiastically.

Autonomation with Nimben started with Toyota G-type automatic loom.

(See the video of Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industrial Technology)

If the warp and weft of the loom breaks (when the supply runs out),

It is a mechanism that the machine senses and stops.

I explained this to some people the other day

I got a response saying, "That's natural!"

It's a story from the Meiji era, so it's natural for the common sense of everyone today.

Autonomation with Ninben was a novel idea at the time.

It is a mechanism that automatically stops the machine when a problem occurs.

If the machine kept spinning automatically when the warp and weft broke, it would cause other problems, so people had to keep watch.

Autonomation with Nimben has made it possible for workers to carry it. As a result, it significantly contributed to the improvement of productivity.

Today, that idea has been passed down to the car production line.

When a worker finds something wrong, he asks the job system for help.

The mechanism to display it is called Andon.

The idea born of the automatic loom is surely inherited in the production of cars.

For a worker to notice an abnormality, they must understand whether what is happening in the production process is normal or abnormal.

The standard work mechanism is the mechanism for judging whether things are normal or abnormal.

Just like on the production floor,

Even in the indirect workplace, there is a process of work. So I think it can be called a work procedure.

Even in the indirect workplace, the information to judge normality/abnormality is apparent.

That is called a non-defective condition. Then, if the worker decides that they cannot meet the non-defective condition, they consult with their boss. And your boss will support it and solve the problem. The above is the idea of ​​completing the process.

This idea was passed down from the production site to the indirect workplace in the late 2000s.

So that is the idea of ​​completing the process.

Some things need to change and things that shouldn't.

The origin of the idea of ​​the automatic loom is still connected.

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