Error Proofing Runways

USATODAY.com – Runway safety system has pilots seeing red

This counts as “everyday lean” if you fly a lot like I do. A system like this seems long overdue, a system to prevent pilots from taxiing down occupied runways.

In the link above, there’s a nice video that illustrates the use of error proofing (poka yoke) and visual controls in the context of an airport.

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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