Have you ever pulled a rope or pressed a button in a bus, tram or maybe on a ride to notify the driver to stop? If so then you have used the Andon system. The word Andon is a Japanese term meaning fixed paper-closed lantern.
Andon display system is colour-coded to signify the gravity of the problem. They are as follows:
â¢ Green: Normal
â¢ Yellow: Attention is required.
â¢ Red: Urgent attention is needed or it is an emergency state.
Here are some of the advantages of using the Andon system:
â¢ Speedy assistance can be provided.
â¢ Response time can be reduced.
â¢ Thwarts unnecessary shutdowns.
â¢ Fault repairs can be done quickly.
â¢ Improvements can be made that are long lasting from intelligent reporting.
Andon system is useful in establishing a continuous flow of communication system from a distance with a single or a group of people.
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