New Podcasts and Blogs from Gemba Academy

New Podcasts

March 2018

Ep 256:

Reflecting on a Career in Continuous Improvement

Guest: Jon Miller

Jon walks us through some lessons and milestones of his career so far.

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Ep 255:

The Elements of a Sustainable Lean System

Guest: Jon Miller

Jon describes the themes or elements involved in creating a successful, sustainable lean system.

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Ep 254:

Discovering Lean

Guest: Ryan and Louise Tierney

Ryan and Louise of Seating Matters describe why they embarked on a lean journey.

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Ep 253:

Building a Strong Lean Foundation

Guest: Mohamed Saleh

Mohamed shares the details of Hartford HealthCare’s lean journey.

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New Blog Posts

March 2018

What is the Right Amount of Slack?

By Jon Miller

Jon discusses the downside of a hyperfocus on removing waste.

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Vision, Values, and Principles

By Steve Kane

Steve describes the relationship between vision, values, and principles and provides several supporting resources.

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Words of Taiichi Ohno: Build a System That Loses Money

By Jon Miller

Jon dives into one of the least appreciated Ohno quotes.

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Not All Costs Exist to be Reduced

By Jon Miller

Jon discusses how there are both good costs and bad costs.

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Teaching Thinking

By Kevin Meyer

Kevin emphasizes the importance of having a hungry mind.

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The Life-Affirming Science of Tidying Up

By Jon Miller

Jon compares and contrasts the KonMari method with continuous improvement.

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7 iPhone Tips to Boost Your Personal Productivity

By Ron Pereira

Ron provides some easy tips and tricks to minimize your screen time.

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