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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.

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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.

  • Team engage­ment

    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.

LMS Inte­gra­tion

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!

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Indus­try agnostic

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.

Cus­tomer Success

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
Quarterly Business ReviewsA review of your progress quarterly with one of our expert lean practitioners.Lean AssessmentCustomized assessments to enable you to discover where to begin your journey.Custom Learning PathsLearning journeys tailored to solve your unique problems.Strategic PlanningStrategy & advice on an effective roll out plan for your enterprise.
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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.

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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.

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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.

Katherine sciarrotta jamco
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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.

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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.

Matt miller st vincent
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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!

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