New Podcasts and Blogs from Gemba Academy

New Podcasts

April 2019

Ep 260:

The Secret to Excellence

Guest: Oscar Roche

Director of the TWI Institute Australia and New Zealand, Oscar shares what he believes is the secret to achieving excellence.

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Ep 259:

Using Lean to Facilitate Social Change

Guest: Jason Schulist

Jason explains how lean can be used to address critical social issues like homelessness.

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Ep 258:

Creating a Common Meaning

Guest: Billy Taylor

Billy shares some moving stories from his impressive career in operational excellence at Goodyear Tires.

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Ep 257:

Sharing the Power of Lean

Guest: Bill Kraus

Bill discusses what he’s learned about kata, leadership, and scientific thinking.

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New Blog Posts

April 2019

Avoiding the Productivity Paradox

By Jon Miller

Jon breaks down some of the reasons why lean initiatives fail when approached incorrectly.

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The Limits of Learning from Failure

By Kevin Meyer

Kevin warns against blindly embracing failure without factoring in the risks.

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The Most Important Lesson I’ve Learned the Past 20 Years

By Ron Pereira

Ron emphasizes the value of following and trusting the process.

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What's the Followup Plan?

By Steve Kane

Steve shares his thoughts on what kind of “end” you should be envisioning when it comes to your lean transformation.

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Lean Literacy

By Jon Miller

Jon describes why understanding the basics of lean is vital.

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What Meetings Reveal About a Leader’s Belief

By Jon Miller

Jon explains how to get the most out of your meetings.

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Amazon’s New Waste Reduction Strategy: Batching

By Jon Miller

Jon analyzes Amazon’s decision to let customers batch their orders.

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