NEWSLETTER / SEPTEMBER 2017
New Videos
TWI Job Relations (JR) Course
School of Lean

We recently announced the release of our two newest courses focused on the Job Relations (JR) component of Training Within Industry (TWI)!

TWI-JR supports the skill of leadership. Leaders must work with people with a variety of capabilities and capacities to develop and then execute critical strategies. JR will help your leadership team do that.

TWI-JR for Learners: A 20 video studio-based course designed to teach the fundamentals of Job Relations.

TWI-JR for Facilitators: A 34 video classroom-based course designed to help facilitators effectively teach Job Relations. Learn how TWI-JR can be applied to a variety of real-world tasks.

Later this year we'll be bringing you courses on the Job Methods (JM) component of TWI.

A3 Thinking - in Spanish
Gemba Academy Español

We continue to add courses to our Gemba Academy Escuela Lean! A3 Thinking is the seventh course.

A3 Thinking will help develop a logical and critical thinking process in your organizations to help identify, organize, track, and communicate the status of projects.

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.

Contact us if you would like a trial to Escuela Lean.

New Podcasts
Ep 180:
How to Use Total Productive Maintenance
Guest: Jeff Gregory
Jeff Gregory discusses TPM, OEE, and more.
Ep 179:
How to Leverage Continuous Improvement in the Office
Guest: Jim Pecoraro
Jim Pecoraro shares how continuous improvement can be applied in an administrative setting.
Ep 178:
How to Apply Lean and Agile to Software Development
Guest: Liam Brien and Greg Zimmer
Liam Brien and Greg Zimmer discuss how the use lean and agile in software development.
Ep 177:
How to Think Like Toyota
Guest: Tracey & Ernie Richardson
Tracey and Ernie Richardson discuss their new book, "The Toyota Engagement Equation."
New Blog Posts
A Speedy Recovery to Houston, and a Lesson in Overburdened Systems
by Jon Miller
Jon explains what happens when we placew too much burden on our systems.
Monuments to the Lean Journey
by Kevin Meyer
Kevin shares his personal monument to the lean journey.
The SELF Journal
by Ron Pereira
Ron reviews the SELF Journal, which can help you reach your goals in a lean way.
There's Value in Simple, Visual and Manual Systems
by Steve Kane
Steve describes the potential dangers of automation and data management systems.
Customer Success Corner

Simplicity is essential for lasting improvement. Even in organizations with advanced data management systems, overlapping manual visual management systems can be well worth the effort they require to maintain. Here's a simple rule of thumb: vertical visual, horizontal hidden, computer concealed.

Read more here.

With Gemba Academy, you never have to go it alone. Subscribers can schedule a call with the Gemba Academy Customer Success Team 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!

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