Gemba: A Powerful Piece of your Lean Toolbox

What is Gemba?

Gemba is a Japanese word that means “the real place.” In a Lean workplace, this means the place where work is done—where value is added to your products or services. A Gemba walk takes managers and company leaders out into the workplace to observe how work is going and talk to the people doing that work. It can lead to solutions to problems and even innovations. Read this infographic to learn how you can implement Gemba walks in your own workplace.

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