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Gemba Academy Launches Online Learning Service for Business Excellence

Essential business excellence practices such as lean manufacturing, six sigma, project management and kaizen are now available as low cost, high quality online training from Gemba Academy.

Mukilteo, WA (PRWEB) March 18, 2009

With their new online training service Gemba Academy effectively removes the three most common barriers to rapidly educating people and applying business excellence practices; the cost of professional training, lack of in-house expertise and difficulty scheduling training time.

Gemba Academy offers on-demand, high quality, low cost online training in the fields of lean manufacturing, six sigma, value stream mapping, 5S and project management by merging leading edge technology and deep expertise in the application of business excellence practices. The online learning center is now open for enrollment at http://www.GembaAcademy.com

Online training courses are available as 6-month subscriptions for $495. These courses enable companies to deliver professional training to an unlimited number of people at a fraction of the traditional cost. In addition, new content will be added every month to these courses based on member feedback.

"Lean manufacturing has always been a key to success for ventures I have lead. With the ability of lean principles to reduce cost while increasing customer satisfaction, it is more essential than ever in today's economic storm," says Kevin Meyer, Gemba Academy partner and founder of Factory Strategies Group. "I am excited about Gemba Academy because it will allow me to accelerate the training of my people at a fraction of the cost we used to pay consultants."

Free training modules are available for preview on the subjects of lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and 5S at http://www.gembaacademy.com/preview

"We are deeply committed to making knowledge about continuous improvement as widely available as possible," said Ron Pereira, chief instructor for Gemba Academy and lean six sigma master black belt. "I am eager to give back and share all that I have learned over the past 15 years."

About Gemba Academy:

Gemba Academy LLC provides high quality online training for individuals and groups by leveraging leading edge technologies and deep experience in the application of business process improvement methodologies.

Gemba Academy is trusted by companies around the world for their lean and six sigma training needs. Our clients »

“Our partnership with Gemba Academy has been critical in helping advance Lean Six Sigma at Amway. The video library compliments our existing training programs and helps deepen continuous improvement mastery not only within our Green Belt/Black Belt community but other employees who are expanding their process improvement capabilities.”

- Alan Simpson, Executive Director of Enterprise Excellence, Amway

“We have a School of Lean license for Johnson & Johnson Medical and have been conducting some internal classroom courses for our people in our head office. We love your material on the Gemba site and it has helped make a big difference to the way we approach our work processes in this company.”

- Joe Vurchio, Regional Director, Johnson & Johnson

“I use the School of Lean constantly, and find it a goldmine of helpful training. The Gemba Live series are very helpful in getting the message across to my clients. All in all I am more than pleased that I signed up and look forward to being an on-going customer of Gemba Academy.”

- Gordon Mumford, Lean Direction

“Thanks for the outstanding videos. These are very informative and are an excellent supplement to our internal practices. These keep us excited about the topics covered since they are much more energetic than typical training videos. Finally, training videos that are worth the cost!”

- Chris Ely, Improvement Management Manager, Ceva Logistics

“Our team watched the 5S videos and everyone was right on task. The Gemba Academy videos supplemented our red tagging process and were just the vitamin we needed to make our warehouse consolidation a healthy success.”

- Phil Gouy, Regional Operations Specialist Manager, Numotion

“We are so satisfied with the variety and content of topics that we incorporate specific Gemba Academy modules as integral components of our in-house Lean training, from new-hire orientation to more advanced sessions. Gemba Academy’s training material is a great investment.”

- Puget Sound Blood Center, Seattle, WA

“I’ve just gone through the Gemba Academy Lean training courses for a second time and I’ve got to tell you that this course package is, by far, the best training investment I have made in a very long time.”

- Robert Manning, Alberta, Canada

“I've been going through some of the courses and I found exactly what I needed to continue my journey of discovery and continuous improvement. Good work. You have a happy customer!”

- Claudio Perrone, Lean & Agile Software Consultant

“Just wanted to say thanks - the videos are great and are energising my staff.”

- Keir Smart, Smart Graphics, UK

“I'm really pleased to have access to this material as it helps me coach our team through the lean journey. All the information I have seen is spot on, is easy to understand, and keeps everyone totally engaged. Thanks Gemba Academy!”

- Chet Risenhoover, Lean Manager, Valmont Irrigation

“Implementing lean is difficult at best...Gemba Academy has clearly presented lean methodologies and the support required to be successful so a lean team can get on the right path.”

- Colin Roach