Real practitioners with experienced insight
Our training videos consist of real Lean & Six Sigma practitioners presenting information back to the student in a conversational manner. We are continuous improvement practitioners first, and our training is based on years of real-world knowledge and ongoing engagement with companies of all sizes across the globe.
Strong content development you can trust
Our library of course content and video grow every year, at no charge to you. Three leading providers of business transformation knowledge launched Gemba Academy in 2009 with the goal of offering effective and affordable on-demand training. Your subscription continues to add value over time with an ever-evolving world of knowledge.
Micro- and macro- learning
How do adults learn most effectively? After much experimentation and research, Gemba Academy has found that adults learn best in 5 – 10 minute bursts, which is precisely why most of our videos last no longer than 10 minutes. Equivalent to a 35 – 40 minute live presentation, our videos provide zero waste in the learning process for the ultimate Lean learning experience.
Our Most Popular Courses
5S is the first place many lean journeys start due to its quick and sustained impact on an organization. Our 5S courses will have you implementing a 5S program in no time.
- 3 Courses
- 49 Videos
Seven Deadly Wastes
There are seven (and sometimes 8) types of identified wastes that are keeping your organization from reaching its full potential. This is not just a manufacturing problem, all industries can benefit identifying and eliminating wastes.
- 3 Courses
- 35 Videos
Value Stream Mapping
Do you fully understand your entire production process from end to end? The best way to get in deep to your business process’s is with a tool known as value stream mapping, or VSM for short. In these courses you will see how to create your own value stream maps. Additionally you can also experience simulations used to prove the superiority of flow, over batch production for most processes.
- 5 Courses
- 45 Videos
Practical Problem Solving
We can say that the entire lean manufacturing system is a result of decades of continuous problem solving by all of the people and companies who have contributed to the development of lean systems. The Gemba Academy Practical Problem Solving course explains the exact 8 step problem solving process used by these lean exemplars around the world. In this course you’ll learn why PDCA is much more than 4 simple steps while also learning how to create and use statistical tools like control charts, Pareto charts, and scatter plots.
- 21 Videos
- 2h 10m
The Toyota Kata framework turns scientific thinking into a practical skill anyone, and any organization, can learn through the deliberate practice of a four step learning and discovery process.
- 10 Courses
- 121 Videos
Practicing Agile involves identifying customer needs and developing solutions through collaborative efforts by cross-functional teams. Originating in software development, Agile is now widely-recognized as an effective approach to project management of all kinds. The benefits of incorporating Agile into your management system include a more in-depth understanding of your workflow, the ability to respond and adapt to change quickly, and an overall intensified focus on delivering value to your customers. In these courses you’ll learn the foundational principles of Agile, the positive effect it can have on your processes, and how to deploy it within your organization.
- 3 Courses
- 44 Videos