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  1. Lean Case Study: Paragon Medical poster image

    Lean Case Study: Paragon Medical

    In this Gem­ba Acad­e­my Live! series we vis­it Paragon Med­ical, locat­ed in Pierce­ton, Indi­ana. Join us on a vir­tu­al tour as we learn how Paragon uses visu­al man­age­ment, engages peo­ple in CI, tracks and improves machine per­for­mance and OEE, and how they use the yel­low belt, green belt, and black belt pro­gram to devel­op CI skills and deliv­er sav­ings. We also vis­it their new facil­i­ty where they are trans­form­ing their process­es through adap­tive manufacturing.

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  2. 3C Problem Solving poster image

    3C Problem Solving

    There are many prob­lem-solv­ing approach­es. The 3C method (Con­cern, Cause, Coun­ter­mea­sure) offers a sim­ple but effec­tive way for teams to get start­ed with prob­lem-solv­ing in their dai­ly work. Learn about the 3C for­mat, how it’s used, and guide­lines that teams can follow.

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  3. FMEA AIAG & VDA poster image


    Fail­ure Mode and Effects Analy­sis, or FMEA is a method for eval­u­at­ing poten­tial tech­ni­cal risks of fail­ures for prod­ucts or process­es. The Auto­mo­tive Indus­try Action Group (AIAG) and the Ger­man VDA (Ver­band der Auto­mo­bilin­dus­trie) orga­ni­za­tions updat­ed the approach to help orga­ni­za­tions in the auto­mo­tive indus­try to prac­tice FMEA in a com­mon way across their sup­ply chains.

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  4. Gemba Kaizen: JIT Rinde poster image

    Gemba Kaizen: JIT Rinde

    Gem­ba Acad­e­my con­tinúa amplian­do su bib­liote­ca de recur­sos de apren­diza­je Lean y Six Sig­ma de man­era reg­u­lar. Jun­to con nue­stros videos com­ple­ta­mente nuevos, tam­bién con­ta­mos con un amplio archi­vo de con­tenido que pre­sen­ta con­cep­tos que son tan rel­e­vantes hoy como lo fueron en los primeros días de Lean. Orig­i­nal­mente pro­duci­da por el Kaizen Insti­tute, esta­mos encan­ta­dos de com­par­tir con ust­edes esta serie de videos sobre kaizen y la pro­duc­ción jus­to a tiem­po (JIT).

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    Leading Teams

    Work­ing as a team helps peo­ple achieve much more than they can as indi­vid­u­als. Becom­ing a high-per­for­mance team requires care­ful plan­ning, sup­port, and lead­er­ship. Learn the roles, respon­si­bil­i­ties, skills, and prac­tices that enable lead­ers to guide teams to success.

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  6. The DMAIC Process poster image

    The DMAIC Process

    DMA­IC is a five-phase approach for design­ing, deliv­er­ing, and sus­tain­ing improve­ment projects. Learn the objec­tives of each phase, the struc­tured activ­i­ties of each phase, com­mon sta­tis­ti­cal tools and analy­sis tech­niques used dur­ing each phase, how to con­duct toll­gate reviews between each phase, and how project lead­ers must han­dle project closure.

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  7. 3P Proceso de Preparación de la Producción poster image

    3P Proceso de Preparación de la Producción

    Una de las her­ramien­tas más trans­for­mado­ras en la metodología Lean, 3P va más allá de las mejo­ras grad­uales, en lugar de eso, apun­ta a cam­bios inno­vadores con un gran impacto. 3P sig­nifi­ca Pro­ce­so de Preparación de la Pro­duc­ción” y describe la primera en una serie de tres eta­pas de dis­eño Lean. El dis­eño Lean tam­bién incluye prue­bas ráp­i­das de ideas y la incor­po­ración de her­ramien­tas y prin­ci­p­ios Lean en el dis­eño del espa­cio de tra­ba­jo y los pro­ce­sos inter­nos. Este entre­namien­to Lean 3P está dis­eña­do para apren­dices que ya tienen expe­ri­en­cia con prác­ti­cas Lean como Kaizen, Res­olu­ción Prác­ti­ca de Prob­le­mas y 5S.

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  8. Lean Finance poster image

    Lean Finance

    Finan­cial lead­ers play a key role in ensur­ing the suc­cess of con­tin­u­ous improve­ment efforts. Although con­tin­u­ous improve­ment efforts con­tribute sig­nif­i­cant­ly to prof­itable growth, tra­di­tion­al finan­cial mea­sure­ment, report­ing, bud­get­ing, fore­cast­ing, and plan­ning process­es can often be obsta­cles to this suc­cess. Learn the main areas that finan­cial lead­ers must study in order to enable the suc­cess of con­tin­u­ous improve­ment in their organizations.

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  9. P-M Analysis poster image

    P‑M Analysis

    P‑M Analy­sis is a tech­nique for address­ing chron­ic loss­es. This approach to cause analy­sis thor­ough­ly stud­ies the M, or Mech­a­nisms, of a spe­cif­ic prob­lem phe­nom­e­non relat­ed to equip­ment, or P. Learn the dif­fer­ences between chron­ic loss­es and spo­radic loss­es, the char­ac­ter­is­tics of P‑M Analy­sis com­pared to oth­er com­mon cause analy­sis approach­es, the eight steps for con­duct­ing P‑M Analy­sis, and a typ­i­cal project team and how they use a sto­ry­board to visu­al­ize their work.

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  10. TPM Education and Training poster image

    TPM Education and Training

    The TPM Edu­ca­tion and Train­ing pil­lar is a key enabler of all oth­er TPM meth­ods, tech­niques, and prac­tices. By fol­low­ing the step-by-step approach to build­ing this pil­lar, we design and deploy long-term plans to devel­op people’s skills that are key to rais­ing moti­va­tion, improv­ing equip­ment per­for­mance, and meet­ing busi­ness objectives.

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  11. How to Run Virtual Kata in the Classroom poster image

    How to Run Virtual Kata in the Classroom

    Expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing is an effec­tive way to learn con­tin­u­ous improve­ment con­cepts, but what hap­pens when par­tic­i­pants can only con­nect vir­tu­al­ly? The answer is that there are ways to vir­tu­al­ly prac­tice con­tin­u­ous improve­ment con­cepts, includ­ing the Kata in the Class­room work­shop. Orig­i­nal­ly tar­get­ed at Mid­dle School teach­ers, Kata in the Class­room has now found its way into K‑12, col­lege, and cor­po­rate edu­ca­tion­al set­tings around the world. This course uses a cloud-based spread­sheet instead of a jig­saw puz­zle and pro­vides tips and tricks to suc­cess­ful­ly run the work­shop virtually.

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  12. Change Management poster image

    Change Management

    Change man­age­ment offers a struc­tured process for plan­ning, prepar­ing, imple­ment­ing, and mon­i­tor­ing suc­cess­ful change in an orga­ni­za­tion. Learn the sev­en com­mon rea­sons that change efforts fail, proven frame­works for avoid­ing these fail­ure modes, and how to form and oper­ate a steer­ing com­mit­tee that is able to man­age risk, engage stake­hold­ers, and mon­i­tor the progress of a change initiative.

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  13. How to Design Internal Logistics Delivery Routes poster image

    How to Design Internal Logistics Delivery Routes

    The design and oper­a­tion of deliv­ery routes are cen­tral to the suc­cess of an inter­nal logis­tics sys­tem. Learn the four com­mon types of deliv­ery routes, the role of pull sig­nals in logis­tics infor­ma­tion flow, how to cre­ate deliv­ery route stan­dard work, how to fol­low the step-by-step approach to design­ing a con­tin­u­ous replen­ish­ment deliv­ery route, and more.

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  14. Facilitation poster image


    A key role of a facil­i­ta­tor is to help par­tic­i­pants of meet­ings, work­shops, con­fer­ences, or oth­er events meet cer­tain objec­tives with­in a set amount of time. Facil­i­ta­tion skills and prac­tices help engage peo­ple in change, improve­ment, or inno­va­tion activ­i­ties. Learn what a facil­i­ta­tor is and is not, how they facil­i­tate dif­fer­ent types of activ­i­ties and the sev­en key facil­i­ta­tion skills.

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