Month: February 2009

Total 28 Posts

Free Introduction to Lean Manufacturing Video

This is the first video from Gemba Academy. We will create both free content and subscription-based content with interactive content and guides you can download to check your learning. This 10-minute video is on YouTube. Please visit and register to receive updates about free lean manufacturing training videos and

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7 Ways to Reduce Energy Cost

Earlier this week Ron Pereira wrote about 7 ways to reduce costs at the Lean Six Sigma Academy blog. He ht a nerve and kicked up quite storm of more than a dozen comments when he suggested that frequent flyer miles be saved by the company and redeemed to reduce

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Genchi Genbutsu: Do You Really Understand It?

“Data is of course important in manufacturing, but I place the greatest emphasis on facts.” – Taiichi Ohno If you’ve read this blog – or really any other lean related publication – you’ve likely heard the phrase genchi genbutsu used many times. Jon Miller – who is fluent in Japanese

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Is Pottery Barn Lean?

We’ve had the same couch for about 8 years. I love it. It’s one of those huge sectionals with the “captain’s chair” in the middle. I’ve watched my Buckeyes win a National Championship while sitting on this couch. I’ve also held and played with all my children from the moment

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