Poka-Yoke: Mistake-Proofing Your Hiring Process

Poka-Yoke: Mistake-Proofing Your Hiring Process

Poka-yoke is a Japanese term that means “mistake-proofing.” A poka-yoke is any mechanism in a lean manufacturing process that helps an equipment operator avoid (yokeru) mistakes (poka). People are inherently unreliable and flawed when compared to machinery or robotics. Fortunately, there are ways to take the human element

The Last Mile Problem: Employee Training

The Last Mile Problem: Employee Training

Logistics managers work hard to find the most efficient and least expensive way to transport goods and materials. However, the last mile is often the most challenging. It is estimated that up to a third of the total transportation cost is inhabited in the final transport, i.e. the last mile problem.