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  • Safety In Numbers: What Message Are We Sending?

    Jamie Parker practices Lean and is passionate about learning and sharing Lean leadership. She has 15 years’ experience in operations management / leadership across retail, service, and manufacturing environments. Jamie serves as an internal coach to her organization’s operations manag...

    Tags: article, Blogging, Featured, Featured Content, featuredpost, Leadership, Lean, Lean Fav, Manufacturing, Off Topic

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  • Don’t Let the Perfect Get In the Way of the Good

    You may have noticed that Ron, Kevin, Jon, and I contribute to the Gemba Academy blog on a rotating schedule.  My articles are posted the third Friday of each month.   For the next several months I’ll use this schedule to highlight best practices from the Gemba Academy community. ...

    Tags: article, Blogging, Change Management, Leadership, Lean, Lean Fav, Manufacturing, Off Topic

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  • Create a Learning Path

    This article is a continuation on the series based on best practices from the Gemba Academy community Part 1: Don’t let perfect get in the way of good Part 2: Create a Learning Path Lean, for many organizations, involves transformation.  This kind of sweeping change can generate res...

    Tags: article, Blogging, Leadership, Lean, Lean Fav, Customer Success, Lean Strategies

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  • Protect the Process

    This article is a continuation of the series based on best practices from the Gemba Academy community. Part 1: Don’t Let Perfect Get in the Way of Good Part 2: Create a Learning Path   It’s easy to get consumed with KPIs and financial statements and use these to drive correct...

    Tags: article, Blogging, Lean, Manufacturing, Off Topic, Productivity

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  • There’s Value in Simple, Visual and Manual Systems

    The advancement of technology of the years has put the sum of human knowledge at our fingertips.  We can look up pretty much anything we want to know in a matter of seconds.  Data systems have enabled us to see details of our businesses that we might not have researched in the past. &nb...

    Tags: article, Blogging, Leadership, Lean, Lean Office

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  • Lean Lessons from Tough Mudder

    May 2016 I had the bright idea that I’d register for the Michigan Tough Mudder Mud Run, then find a way to get in shape (ready, fire, aim).  I had seen ads and social media posts from finishers and thought to myself “That looks like fun,” but didn’t really know what I...

    Tags: article, Blogging, Leadership, Lean, Lean Fav, Off Topic

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  • I Feel Better Already

    A customer recently contacted me to let me know that business conditions had changed and he would be unable to put his Gemba Academy subscription to use.  He was consumed with several business problems to solve at once and was working to find his way through a field of obstacles.  We ar...

    Tags: article, Blogging, Kaizen, Leadership, Lean, Lean Healthcare, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Office, Productivity, Toyota

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  • Lean Virtual Collaboration

    By Steve Kane In my previous role in the medical device manufacturing industry I was involved in Job Instruction and Job Relations.  Both were incredibly valuable to the organization.  A few months ago Gemba Academy took on the project of developing a TWI course for our customers, star...

    Tags: article, Blogging, Lean, Manufacturing, Productivity

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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    During this time of Thanksgiving we would like to express to you our sincere appreciation to each and every one of you for reading our blog, listening to our podcast, and watching our videos.  Because of you, we are able to do the work we love.  We are deeply thankful and extend to you ...

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  • Facing the Firing Squad

    recently had the opportunity to watch a value stream mapping training event in an administrative process.  These types of events are enjoyable for me because I always learn something new.  The lesson learned this time was quite unexpected. The 15 or so people attending the class had al...

    Tags: article, Blogging, Change Management, Kaizen, Leadership, Lean, Lean Manufacturing, Lean Office, Productivity, The Dark Side of Lean, Tips for Lean Managers

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