about me

My name is Andrew Waters and I’m Head of Engineering at UBIO where we automate the web.

about andon

Andon (japanese: アンドン) is a lean manufacturing mechanism for notifying management and colleagues about production problems.

Stemming from the car manufacturing industry, it aims to continually refine and improve quality thresholds as well as preventing factory line production issues where pile ups would otherwise occur and create more problems.

In it’s most extreme implementation, when an andon cord is pulled on a production line, the entire factory shuts down until the underlying issue has been resolved.

There is a some crossover from production lines to lean software manufacturing and the andon is particularly pertinent to my current role with regards to monitoring and identifying issues on large distributed systems.

That is how andon.dev was conceived.

bodged with ♥ in NCL, AMS, NAP, NYC, BOS and LDN