Tag: Gemba

President Obama at “the Gemba”

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Keeping things light on a Saturday... New York Magazine has a funny photo story series of President Obama on tours of different factories and...

A Lean Guy Goes to #HIMSS10 Part 1

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I'm about conferenced out! First was the excellent SHS/ASQ conference on healthcare operations improvement (read my posts), then the HIMSS conference focused on heathcare...

A “Go to Gemba” Show (of sorts) Premieres after the Super...

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Hat tips to the blogs Lean is Good and Curious Cat... tonight is the debut of the new CBS reality show "Undercover Boss" a...

Guest Post: What Do You Do When…

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Mark's note: I've known Bruce Baker for a few years as a thoughtful commenter here on the Lean Blog. I was thrilled when he...

Lean in Sweden: Tools < Thinking

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I had an incredible visit to a hospital in Stockholm yesterday, to walk the "gemba" (the actual workplace)   to see their lean improvement...

“Strategy Deployment” Online Video Education from John Toussaint

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One project I'm involved with at the LEI is an online video education event on the topic of "strategy deployment," confusing known also as...

Lean is “Loving Care”? Lean IS Loving Care… Or Should Be

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As you read this, I'll have just arrived in Stockholm, Sweden, where I have the honor of being the guest of UniLabs, a European...

Data vs. Facts, Illustrated

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Two expressions get used often in the lean world, one from Dr. W. Edwards Deming and one from Toyota's Taiichi Ohno. Dr. Deming was...

A Nearly Apocalyptic Workaround?

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Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine:There was a fascinating article in a recent WIRED Magazine about Cold War nuclear response and defense systems. This...

Womack & Jones at the Gemba: “Spread” and Innovation

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Womack and Jones video on spread - Blog - ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value From John Toussaint's blog, this video starts with a question about...

UPS: Disrespect for People?

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by Dan Markovitz I took this picture of a UPS truck recently in NYC. (The orange signs say "SAFETY.") At first I thought, "Great! UPS...

Leadership Lessons from Larry Kellner

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Corner Office - Bad News or Good, Continental's Chief Wants to Know - Question - NYTimes.comThis interview with Larry Keller, CEO of Continental Airlines,...