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Customer Success Story
Paperworks deploys Toyota Kata
The PaperWorks Industries facility located in Kitchener Ontario Canada recently completed its very first Kata training course with the aid of the Gemba Academy learning pathway tools. Our two day event was very successful with positive feedback from all attendees. The Gemba Academy videos and facilitator documentation was of great assistance and made the session run very smooth. The dominos exercise really developed the “personal process” of how improvement must occur; however, there were many points of reference to “it’s not about the dominos!”. No participant will every look at dominos the same way again as they are now firmly implanted as developmental tools in mentor/mentee methods of Coaching / Improvement Kata.
Gemba Academy is more than just videos
Our success is measured by our customers’ success. Our dedicated team will work with you on how to best utilize our training content in your unique environment, based on number of sites, organization size, geographical distribution as well as organizational goals, challenges and culture.
Consistency in training
The bedrock of any lean transformation. With all associates on board with the same message, your journey will accelerate.
Defining your culture
Track progress, highlight achievements and create milestones for enhanced growth in your company culture.
Remote coaching, advice & support
Developing your own training curriculum is time consuming. Our training content and customer success team deliver on-demand coaching available to your team leaders.
Lean learning on-demand keeps employees motivated and inspired to take action. Our training videos consist of real Lean & Six Sigma practitioners presenting information back to the learner in an engaging, conversational manner.
Are you already invested in your own Learning Management System (LMS)? Our training materials can be integrated into your existing training programs. Gemba Academy training has been successfully integrated into Success Factors, Cornerstone, Alchemy, Moodle, SharePoint and more!
Our approach to Lean & Six Sigma business training is industry agnostic. We have worked with multi-faceted disciplines across the board in healthcare, education, financial services, government, manufacturing, non-profit, aerospace, automotive, consumer products, electronics, financial & insurance, government, food service, medical, pharmaceutical, and process industries.
Making a big impact, one customer at a time:
- Identifying and Reducing Waste
- Improving Employee Retention
- Analyzing Workflows
- Onboarding New Hires
- Focused Time Management
- Assisting with Cultural Adoption
- Improving Profit Margins
- Continuous Improvement Training
- Leadership Preparedness
- Journey Mapping
“We are using the Gemba Academy program to help Establish a lean manufacturing culture within our manufacturing team and union workforce. Gemba Academy has developed two lean six sigma black belts, which has helped our team tremendously. The Gemba Academy training has provided essential information for the manufacturing team. Since implementing the program, we have gained time to work on process improvement because now we see the problems before they start. We have established a culture of accountability and self-awareness in internal processes. We’re now in the process of becoming lean champions. The program has helped them develop process management skills and enhanced their vision of identifying waste. The plant utilization has increased because we have reduced the number of rework hours. I recommend all companies utilize schools like Gemba academy because it will strengthen your staff. We must invest in our team to help the individual’s overall success and the company’s objectives.”
“I took the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification course provided by Gemba Academy. The course is well designed and structured with real-world examples and practical approaches for applying the Six Sigma methodologies. What I learned from this course are not only the guidelines and tools for Lean Six Sigma Practitioners but also the way of thinking about improvements. My experience with the one-on-one coaching was fantastic and beneficial. My coach Ron, is a passionate and inspirational coach with a wealth of experience on the subject. Whenever I got stuck on understanding the content or had a question, he helped me out with great patience. I really appreciate his efforts on this journey. I would definitely recommend this course to whoever has an interest in Lean Six Sigma. It’s one of the most valuable courses I’ve taken.”
“I want to thank you and all of Gemba Academy’s staff for the work you do. I have learned so much from your team! We have had Gemba Academy at Jamco America as a resource for the past couple of years. I have watched, read, and listened to all versions of your content, from both the office and from home; and still have not exhausted what you have available. I additionally enjoy sharing your work with people throughout the company in workshops, JIT training opportunity emails, and lunch & learns. The influence and value you bring to both our Lean Journey and especially my personal Journey has been more than you can imagine.”
“Throughout my experience with Gemba Academy and its staff, they’ve always treated me more like a partner than a customer, and their interaction with our organization has been a benchmark for customer engagement. Since we’ve begun utilizing their Black Belt Certification program, we’ve seen areas within the organization transformed from “this is how we’ve always done it,” into Lean, efficiency-centric production environments. Gemba Academy’s expertise and first-rate content have been a major contributing factor to our organization’s success with continuous improvement.”
“The students in my Master of Science Management: Operational Excellence class enjoyed using Gemba Academy. The students were each assigned to prepare a 15 – 20 minute presentation as their final. They were to select a module from the Gemba Academy School of Lean that interested them or one that they felt could help them in their professional or personal lives and then ‘teach’ that tool to the class. What amazed me was that out of 19 students, 17 different lean tools were chosen for their presentations. I thought that I would get more duplicate presentations than that, but it shows that Gemba Academy offers students the chance to broaden their knowledge of OE tools and methods that truly interests them. And, save for 3 or 4 presentations, the subjects chosen were ones that were not covered in my class. The students took the opportunity to expand their knowledge through their presentations using the Gemba Academy resource.”
“The Lean Practitioner course and coaching made this education a true Lean transformation for me personally. I feel I just started this journey. There is so much for me left to learn, but every time I exchange ideas with my associates and engage with them and their ideas materialize, I feel energized to keep learning and providing support. The Gemba Academy coaching style really helped me along the way, with amazing examples from their rich experience. Thank you for sharing that with me!”