Go to the Gemba

Learn about the important practice of Gemba walking for all levels of management in a Lean organization. 18 pages. ISBN 978-0-9947810-4-8. Colour illustrations. ePublished in Canada eh!

  • Read the Gemba Walk Guide in an eBook format

  • Download all appendices in PDF format to prepare for Gemba walks and record your learning

  • Includes a work-based assignment to incease the knowledge of, and the practice of standards on your own work

  • Each purchase provides full access - additional resources can be added over time

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before you start

    • Before you start

  • 2

    Gemba walks: a brief guide for Lean leaders

    • Gemba walks: a brief guide for Lean leaders

  • 3

    Appendices in PDF format for download

    • A. Work-based assignment in preparation for Gemba walking

    • B1. Sample Leader Standard Work (what to do, when to do it, completed or if not, why?)

    • B2. Interconnected levels of management and % of work time standardized

    • C. Visual Management Checklist

    • D. Overview of standard work instructions

    • E. Notes and follow-ups from the Gemba

  • 4

    External Video Links

    • A Director's Gemba Walk

    • Empirical evidence from the Gemba in a Jail setting

    • Time Management and Leader Standard Work