Lean Daily Management
Lean Daily Management is a continuous process that ensures that work is done correctly and at the right time to achieve an organization’s strategic goals.
Lean Daily Management is used to enable everyone at every level in an organization to visualize whether work performance is good or bad on a daily basis and whether or not they’re on track for meeting goals. The goal is to help companies quickly identify problems, take corrective actions, and sustain past improvement efforts.
Additionally, Lean Daily Management aims to hold everyone accountable for taking the appropriate actions to correct a problem and ensure a high standard of performance.
In this comprehensive Lean Daily Management training, Gemba Academy’s School of Lean experts introduce daily management, then dive into the four essential routines that help companies sustain Lean habits long-term.
What You’ll Learn in these Lean Daily Management Online Courses
While Lean Daily Management may sound like a simple concept, the reality is that it’s a multi-step strategy that requires careful planning and the right culture.
Gemba Academy’s Lean Daily Management training series aims to help business leaders develop the skills and knowledge needed to support their Lean journey. In it, we’ll look at the daily activities that help organizations sustain past efforts and continue to drive improvements.
Here’s a quick look at what we’ll cover in this Lean Daily Management training series, broken down by module:
Daily Management System
Lean Daily Management is foundational to the long-term success of excellence at any organization. Lean Daily Management allows us to know on a daily basis whether we are on-track or off-track to meeting our goals, to take corrective action, and to check that past actions and improvements are being sustained. While it is very simple and common sense in practice, the design and introduction of a well-functioning system requires careful study and planning.
- 3 Videos
Daily Accountability Process
The Daily Accountability Process is a way of involving people at all levels of the organization in checking whether the organization is on-track for our goals, projects, and performance metrics. This is done through a series of brief team meetings designed to identify, escalate, and resolve issues. Daily Accountability meetings go by various names but share certain features in common. Learn how to design, operate and benefit from a Daily Accountability Process.
- 7 Videos
Gemba Walk Essentials
From factory floors, to offices and other kinds of facilities, gemba walks are designed to open your eyes to what’s really happening in your organization. In this course, Gemba Academy Co-Founder Ron Pereira breaks down everything you need to know for the before, during, and after stages of a gemba walk.
- 6 Videos
Process Confirmation is a systematic way to check that standards and control points for critical processes are being followed. It is a simple, visual, and time-based activity. Process Confirmation involves going to where the work is actually being done and confirming that it’s being done according to the agreed standard. It’s not a detailed document audit, but a brief, structured and informal audit of our operational standards that often lead to productive discussions about sustaining or furthering improvements.
- 7 Videos
Leader Standard Work Essentials
Standard work for leaders is the set of actions that a leader must perform daily, weekly, or monthly to ensure that their organization or team functions successfully. This course will review the key elements of leader standard work, identify supporting activities and tools, and introduce the “day in the life of” or DILO analysis as a way to determine the essential actions to include in standard work.
- 4 Videos
We explore what visualization is, and why it’s such an important aspect of lean management. Also, we will discover how to go about bringing the concept of visuality to the workplace. Finally, we’ll visit some real world companies to see how they’re successfully leveraging these principles in their offices, and shop floors.
- 7 Videos
Coaching for Daily Management
As a coach, a leader observes the performance or behavior of a team member, engages in a dialogue designed to reflect on the results, agrees on next steps, experiments, and follows up. Coaching is an essential enabler of daily management that builds into both people development and performance improvement into a leader’s daily routine. The role of a leader as coach is to encourage thinking about how to work smarter, raise team performance through problem solving, enable individual growth to take on more responsibility, develop supporting relationships and improve morale and job satisfaction. Learn best practices and simple routines to build coaching into daily leadership routines.
- 7 Videos
Since being identified through research in the 1990s as a key enabler of Toyota’s new product development approach, the obeya method has gained popularity as a visual management system. Today the obeya method is applied to improve communication and performance in large, complex efforts such as project management, launching new services and products, business operations management, and strategy deployment.
- 6 Videos
Obeya Operations Center
For first-time visitors to Toyota Motor Corporation’s offices, many are surprised to discover an operating environment without traditional cubicles and offices –the obeya. The obeya method is the most effective way to visually manage strategy, projects, and day-to-day operations. In this presentation, Sam MacPherson shares his experience on how obeya engages leadership teams through face-to-face communication, collaboration, organizational problem solving, and teamwork.
- 11 Videos
Daily Management System Workshop
Join presenter Joe Murli in learning more about Daily Management Systems.
- 10 Videos
Daily Accountability Process Workshop
Go further into the topic of lean daily accountability with these supplementary videos. See these processes in action, and hear from lean leaders on how their own implementations have been handled.
- 39 Videos
- 3h 10m
Gemba Walk Workshop
The best way to truly understand processes and identify potential areas of improvement is to observe the action up close. In this course, we join author, speaker, and consultant Michael Bremer for an onsite gemba walk workshop at Freetech Plastics in Fremont, California. Watch and listen as Michael explains the ideal questions, behaviors, and overall strategies that go into a respectful, effective gemba walk.
- 22 Videos
- 3h 33m
Leader Standard Work Workshop
Recorded at the Peterbilt manufacturing plant in Denton, Texas, author and lean sensei Mike Wroblewski explains what Leader Standard Work is, how to implement it successfully, and how to maintain it with the powerful Kamishibai auditing system.
- 13 Videos
- 1h 14m
Day in the Life of a Lean Supervisor
Go further into the topic of Leader Standard Work with Mike Wroblewski.
- 21 Videos
Benefits of Gemba Academy’s Lean Management Online Courses
This Lean Daily Management training aims to help Lean practitioners establish the habits, mindsets, and behaviors that eventually become second nature and support sustained improvements for the long haul.
Additionally, all Gemba Academy subscribers receive the following benefits:
On-demand access to 1,500+ Lean and Six Sigma training videos.
Gemba Academy subscriptions are offered on a per-site basis, which means that all employees working at a single location can access training materials with the same subscription.
All courses are designed and led by continuous improvement experts with real-world experience. Lessons focus on providing learners with practical insights they can start using immediately.
See our Lean Management training courses in action. You can watch the first video in each course for free.