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  • What do we really look for at the gemba?

    Is Lean about process improvement? Or customer satisfaction improvement? Or is it about creating a learning system? Or cost reduction in the end? What do we really look for at the gemba.  Usual entry points into lean thinking are: Improve the layout of a production cell to boost producti...

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  • The Hidden Waste in Inspection

    When looking for areas of muda, your inspection department probably isn't the first place that comes to mind. But you may be surprised to find out that inspection is waste by its very nature. In his third installment of his series on areas of waste in manufacturing, Andrew Quibell breaks down thi...

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  • The story of the lean transformation of a crane manufacturer

    NOTES FROM THE GEMBA – In the past 15 months Terex Cranes has successfully initiated a lean transformation. Follow Catherine Chabiron on her gemba walk to see what this large company is doing to put learning at the heart of its activities. (...) Original: http://planet-lean.com/the-stor...

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  • "What Do I Need to Know?"

    "What do I need to know?" A simple, but powerful, question to ask at the gemba and beyond. Kelly Moore muses on how this question has helped her do her job better, and also shares a fun story of how she was recently reminded of the power of this question at - of all places - a bowling alley. (.....

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  • Agriculture - The Next Frontier?

    The past several years the Lean Pathways team and I have been lucky enough to work in agriculture.Good, smart, well-trained people, an instinctive grasp of the PDCA cycle, and a solid ethical foundation.The soil, so to speak, is fertile indeed. (And the gemba is often glorious.) We should tip ou...

    Tags: Agriculture, gemba, Lean fundamentals, standardized work, Value/Waste, Visual Management

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  • The Art of Productive Inquiry

    Last month Andrew Quibell released a sketch outlining a process for effective silent observation. His new sketch shares what to do next -- productive inquiry! Read more. Original: https://www.lean.org/lp/784 By: Andrew QuibellPosted: September 14, 2017, 12:00 am

    Tags: grasp the situtation, coach, gemba, foundamentals

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  • W. Edward Deming Discussing the Leadership We Need in Our Organizations

      This is a very interesting interview with W. Edwards Deming by Bill Scherkenbach (recording in February 1984, during this time Bill Scherkenbach worked at Ford and Deming was consulting with Ford). In this post I continue to explore this powerful video; it is part two of: Bill Scherkenb...

    Tags: data, Dr. Deming, psychology, respect for people, The W. Edwards Deming Institute, understanding variation, video, evidence based management, gemba, important, intrinsic motivation, leadership, management system, managing people

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  • What are the elements of knowledge-based product development?

    Dear Gemba Coach, What would be a knowledge-based approach to product development? Original: http://www.lean.org/e/?b=3303 Posted: September 26, 2016, 2:00 am

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  • Follow the gemba walk in a SNCF train maintenance center

    NOTES FROM THE GEMBA - We follow the author on a visit to a train maintenance center in France. Through practical examples and pictures from the gemba, she explains how the center is transforming itself. Original: http://planet-lean.com/follow-the-gemba-walk-in-a-sncf-train-maintenance-cente...

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  • Global Lean -- When the Gemba is All Over the World

    For many organizations, manufacturing processes were once contained within specific areas and defined locations, and most managers and supervisors could see and observe the entire work area -- the gemba -- by merely taking a walk.Currently, however, with globalization, many manufacturing processe...

    Tags: and Culture, Distance, gemba, Global Lean: Seeing the New Waste Rooted in Communication, lean culture, PDCA, Sam Yankelevitch, standardized work, value stream mapping

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