Lean Services: Mistake Proofing

Course Code: LSM
Delivery: Online
Languages: English

Mistakes or errors create defects and waste, and Lean is about eliminating waste in the Value Stream process. Mistakes can be expensive, causing scrap, rework, delays, and unhappy customers. Mistake Proofing is a Lean technique that identifies sources of error and puts in place devices and methods designed to prevent errors, or the negative impact of errors. This Lean training course features illustrations and examples drawn from direct experience with Lean implementation in real-world organizations.


Mistake Proofing is an interactive, multimedia, eLearning training program. It is intended for managers, operators, technicians, engineers, and trainers who work in, or are transitioning to, a Lean environment.


Participants successfully completing the program will be able to:

  • Explain the basic concepts behind Mistake Proofing.
  • Describe the key characteristics of Mistake proofing and Failsafing methods and devices.
  • Describe the process for implementing mistake proofing.
  • Recognize examples of how mistakeproofing has been applied.

Qualification and Certification Testing

LearnTech® certification training incorporates interactive learning checks throughout the instructional sequences. Certification tests are criterion-referenced and module-based with feedback on every response for enhanced learning. Administrative access to dates and scores of tests, certifications, and re-certifications is compliant with ISO quality-standards training requirements.

ISBN 0-9736935-0-9

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