poka-yoke

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese ポカヨケ(poka yoke), from ポカ(poka, a blunder) + よける(yokeru, to dodge, avoid).

Noun[edit]

poka-yoke ‎(uncountable)

  1. A methodology of using low-cost techniques to error-proof production processes.