NEWSLETTER / JUNE 2017
New Videos
New Courses Coming Soon!
School of Lean

We are currently working on several new courses in the School of Lean, which we'll be releasing over the next few months:

  • TWI - Job Relations
  • TWI - Job Methods
  • Kata

What topics would you like to see in an upcoming course? Let us know!

Workplace Visualization - in Spanish
Gemba Academy Español

We continue to add courses to our Gemba Academy Escuela Lean! We began with 5S and Introductory Topics, then added The Seven Deadly Wastes, Transforming Your Value Streams, and Practical Problem Solving. Now we are very excited to be releasing the next course, Workplace Visualization!

As a reminder, our Escuela Lean moves beyond simple Spanish captions to provide online training with native Spanish speakers and all associated content, such as quizzes and resources, also translated into Spanish.

The next course we'll add will be Standard Work.

New Podcasts
Ep 168:
How to Leverage Change Intelligence
Guest: Barbara Trautlein
Barbara Trautlein is the founder of Change Catalysts. Barbara and Ron discussed change management, specifically why change fails and how people define failure. Barbara also explained the concept of Change Intelligence, and how it can help us all be better leaders.
Ep 167:
How to Be Vulnerable
Guest: Debbie McAllister
Debbie McAllister is a lean consultant in the healthcare industry. Debbie and Ron discussed vulnerability, and why it’s so important for leaders to be vulnerable from time to time.
Ep 166:
How to "Win" at Lean
Guest: Paul Critchley
Paul Critchley is a lean consultant with a diverse background. Paul and Ron discussed some of the roadblocks organizations typically experience on their lean journeys, as well as what it means to be “winning” at lean.
Ep 165:
Lean in the Auto Collision Industry
Guest: Chris Norris
Chris Norris is a lean practitioner in the auto collision industry. Chris explained how he’s applied lean at several different companies, and what he’s learned over the years.
Ep 164:
The Lean Pilot
Guest: Todd Abshire
Todd Abshire is an Instructor Pilot and Continuous Improvement Manager in the U.S. Air Force. Ron and Todd discussed how continuous improvement applies to aviation, and to the U.S. Air Force overall.
New Blog Posts
Lean is a Floor
by Jon Miller
Jon describes how the concept of limits works in the realm of lean.
Scalable Learning, with a Lean Twist
by Kevin Meyer
Has scalable learning replaced scalable efficiency? Kevin sheds light on this interesting transition.
Get the Facts
by Ron Pereira
Ron explains how TWI Job Relations influenced his perspective of discovering facts.
"I Didn't Teach the Dog Anything"
by Steve Kane
Steve Illustrates how leadership drives behavior, using his dog Kirby as an example.
Customer Success Corner

We like to engage with Gemba Academy subscribers and offer assistance with anything lean. All Gemba Academy subscribers are invited to attend Office Hours Wednesdays at 2:00 PM EDT/11:00 AM PDT. Office Hours are conducted in a virtual meeting room to talk about lean and get input lean efforts and challenges. Seats are limited, so be sure to register in advance.

Register for Office Hours here.

Steve Kane
Director of Customer Success
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.

Use code "Gemba10" to receive 10% off the registration price!

Click here for more information and to register.

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