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Gemba in the Office

Gemba in the Office

How to Gemba in the Office Many companies today use the concept of gemba to help identify areas within a manufacturing facility where improvements in efficiency can be made. The term gemba is Japanese in origin and means, “the real place.” When used in the context of manufacturing or business, this typically refers to the

Tony Ferraro | December 22, 2015 | Gemba | Facility Efficiency, Gemba



Gemba Walk for Manufacturing

Gemba Walk for Manufacturing

Introducing Gemba Walk in a Manufacturing Environment Gemba walks are becoming a very popular and effective way for facility management and other key areas to learn more about what goes on within the facility. Gemba, which simply means ‘the real place’ or ‘where the action is’ shows those who don’t normally do a specific task how

Tony Ferraro | September 2, 2015 | Gemba | 5S, Gemba, Lean Manufacturing



8 Great Ways to Eliminate the Gemba 7 Wastes

8 Great Ways to Eliminate the Gemba 7 Wastes

Identify the Gemba 7 Wastes When you are attempting to operate a lean facility, you should always be focused on eliminating waste wherever possible. One of the best ways to do this is by learning about the Gemba process. Gemba, which is a Japanese term that means ‘the real place’ is an idea that essentially

Tony Ferraro | October 14, 2014 | Gemba | Gemba


Introduction to the Gemba Walk

Introduction to the Gemba Walk

Business leaders in virtually all industries today are looking for ways to make improvements in the way their company runs. There are many types of improvement opportunities available, including efficiency improvements, safety improvements, or improvements to virtually any other aspect of the company. With so much global competition existing today, if a company is not

Tony Ferraro | April 15, 2014 | Gemba | Gemba