Tag: Gemba

A Lean Guy Reads FORTUNE

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As I was catching up on my back issues of FORTUNE, I had a few Lean thoughts as I read.In the June 9 edition,...

"Rounding" and "Gemba Walks"

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StuderGroup - The Magic of Rounding Here's a good article from Quint Studer about "rounding" -- something Lean folks might refer to as a "Gemba...

Candidates at the Gemba

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Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.comSort of a funny video (linked above) on CNN/Headline News about presidential candidates being "clueless" about what they're...

Toyota President Urges Genchi Genbutsu

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Toyota juggernaut vows to improve (Detroit News):Toyota's president is urging his own company to remember the principle of "Genchi Genbutsu," or "go and see."...

Democrats at the "Gemba"

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Clinton gets close-up glimpse of nurse's life - USATODAY.comIt's probably all just political posturing, but Hillary Clinton recently spent two hours shadowing and observing...

A Gemba Walk Example

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This is from a blog reader, Mike, in response to an earlier question about the role of senior leadership in a Lean effort. ...

Reader Question: Role of a Company President?

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Since we've been talking about leadership and Lean, it's coincidence that I got this email from a reader. I'll let the blog readers...

Going Out Through the "Open Door"

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Kent Blumberg: Open door policies that workHere's another interesting take on the practice of managers going to the Gemba. Kent writes about why...

Understanding Lean: Differentiating Real Lean from ‘L.A.M.E.’ Practices

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Many of the "anti-lean" stories I hear sound like descriptions of situations or methods that I would hardly describe as "Lean." There are many...

"Gemba" Can Save Your Life?

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Study Warns Of Desk Jockey Clot Danger - CBS NewsYou might have heard of "Deep Vein Thrombosis" and blood clots as being a health...

A Response to "Gemba, Schmemba"

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Kent Blumberg: The Gemba - what it is and why leaders should careKent, a reader of and sometimes commenter on this blog, found a...

Home Depot’s CEO and Gemba Walks

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Bob Nardelli is WatchingUpdate Jan 4 2007 --- I really had it wrong on Nardelli, see the latest news and post.They don't call it...