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The Lean Roadmap & The Christopher Columbus School of Business

Many companies expect immediate results when they begin their lean implementation, when in reality, lean is a long-term plan. Mr. Masaaki Imai explains why using Christopher Columbus as an example.

  • 0:30 - Why lean is a long-term project
  • 1:39 - The two types of production systems
  • 3:21 - An example featuring Christopher Columbus
  • 4:13 - The limitations of a traditional approach

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  1. Introduction to Masaaki Imai on Gemba Kaizen and Lean00:40
  2. The Three Requirements for Embracing Kaizen and Lean02:23
  3. Flow, Synchronization, and Leveling (FSL)02:13
  4. Management Involvement vs. Management Commitment00:57
  5. How Kaizen Leads to Lean and Green03:06
  6. What Is Management?05:31
  7. What Is Gemba?04:31
  8. Stand in the Circle on the Gemba05:07
  9. Growing Up on the Gemba01:47
  10. 5s Is the Starting Point of Kaizen02:36
  11. The Lean Roadmap & The Christopher Columbus School of Business06:58
  12. Full Masaaki Imai on Gemba Kaizen and Lean Course33:50

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