NEWSLETTER / APRIL 2017
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May: Practical Problem Solving - Spanish
Continuing our Escuela Lean program to move beyond captions to video courses with native Spanish-speaking presenters, this latest course is complete and will be available the first week of May. Check out the Escuela Lean courses already available.

May: TWI Summit
Videos from the Lean Frontiers TWI Summit in San Diego earlier this year.

June: TWI - Job Relations
Continuing our Training Within Industry series, this new course will also include learner and facilitor courses. Check out the TWI - Job Instruction learner and facilitator courses released last month!


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New Podcasts
Ep 159:
Lean and Profitability
Guest: Jim Lancaster
Jim Lancaster is CEO of Lantech. Ron and Jim discussed Lantech’s fascinating history and lean journey, including the obstacles they’ve faced over the years. .
Ep 158:
The Importance of Employee Engagement
Guest: Deondra Wardelle
Deondra Wardelle is a Corporate Lean Director at MPS, or Multi Packaging Solutions. Ron and Deondra discussed employee engagement, what it looks like, and why it matters.
Ep 157:
Using Brain Science to Understand TWI
Guest: Roger Bilas
This episode is a live talk by Roger Bilas at this year’s TWI Summit in San Diego, California. Roger explained why the three main components of TWI are done the way they are, specifically from a brain science perspective.
Ep 156:
The Current State of Lean in Healthcare
Guest: Mark Graban and Joe Swartz
Mark Graban and Joe Swartz are leaders in lean healthcare. They discussed the past and current states of lean in healthcare, as well as their upcoming workshop, Kaizen Live.
New Blog Posts
Why Won't Senior Leaders Attend My Lean Training?
by Jon Miller
Jon provides insight on understanding your senior leadership.
Ensconcing Paranoia in Rules
by Kevin Meyer
Kevin reflects on the recent United Airlines incident and explains the dangers of a rule-based culture.
When Opportunity and Job Instruction Meet
by Ron Pereira
Ron shares a powerful anecdote from our live TWI training class.
Getting Executive Buy-In
by Steve Kane
Dealing with leadership that isn't on board with lean can be frustrating. Steve provides some countermeasures.
Customer Success Corner

Announcing Office Hours

The Gemba Academy Customer Success Team is excited to announce Office Hours for our subscribers. Office Hours, much like in college, is an opportunity to speak with subject matter experts for assistance.

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This service is available to all employees of Gemba Academy subscriber sites. We're open to discussing anything and everything lean in this open forum. Participants can have their questions answered on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage you and your teammates to take advantage of these fun and engaging sessions as an included feature of your Gemba Academy subscription and look forward to speaking to you soon!

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Events
Upcoming events that you might be interested in.
AME Annual Conference
9-13 October, Boston

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence will be holding its annual conference in Boston this October. This is the largest lean event in the world, designed for practitioners by practitioners.

Click here for more information and to register.

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