Friday, October 5, 2007

11. ANDON Response Systems

Andon Defined


1. Japanese for light or lantern (orig).

v

2. “A system to surface and solve problems as they occur.”
(Jamie Flinchbaugh, COO Cobra Motorcycles)

v

3. In Lean Systems, it is part of the “Jidoka” value
of "autonomation" or "automation with a human
touch.“ It is the value to "stop and respond to
every abnormality."

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4. A cord, signal, light, bell,music alarm, triggered by
an operator confronted with a non-standard
condition.

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