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- noun manufacturing Automation design concept developed at Toyota using error-proofing and automatic process defect-detection to ease human participation in demanding just-in-time manufacturing.
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It sees a future where manufacturing robotic workers is the hot new industry and "autonomation" ...
"just-in-time," which deals with flow, and "autonomation," which deals with smart automation.
The central ideas of Lean Management include Just-in-Time and Jidoka, or autonomation: the concept of taking the efficiency of machines and equipping them with the human intelligence to prevent, predict or detect errors.
When this ingredient is added to automation will yield autonomation. (see Jidoka) Pokayoke A form of Andon that is auditory … special sounds are designated to certain points on the line.e. g.
autonomation—Transferring human intelligence to automated machinery so machines are able to detect the production of a single defective part and immediately stop themselves while asking for help.