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What is a Gemba Walk? In the manufacturing industry, a Gemba Walk is the action of walking around a factory floor where operations take place in order to reduce Waste and improve processes. Managers perform this operational control to identify discordances with the standard and raise issues. A Gemba Walk is a proactive problem-solving practice […]
Gemba walks enable supervisors and managers to detect, solve and transfer issues proactively. Otherwise, these problems impact performance indicators negatively and bring time-consuming activities in the manager’s daily work. One of the causes of a reactive system is managing in a firefighter mode. Why is Measurement Important? The main challenge is to conduct a standard […]
Which Type of Organization? Gemba Walks are a common practice on the production floor in the manufacturing industry. Performed regularly, Gemba Walks are an essential part of operational control and support a strong continuous improvement culture. Ultimately, Gemba Walks are useful for all organizations with the need to detect issues and generate improvement ideas proactively. […]
What to look for in a Gemba Walk App? Gemba Walks are operational control practice that aims to systematically validate standards, identify issues proactively, and generate improvement opportunities. Using the right tool will help supervisors and team leaders adhere to an efficient practice. It also aligns the operational control with the organization’s strategic objectives. Custom validation […]
A Daily Management System, commonly referred to as DMS, is the structure by which organizations conduct operational management to ensure their day-to-day goes as planned and continuously improves. In other words, it encompasses all of the operational control activities, from the factory floor to the highest management levels.
How to implement a systematic Gemba Walk Structure on the factory floor? Checklists, schedule, improvement meetings and more. (+ Free eBook)