Dealing with the 7 Deadly Wastes

Just a quick announcement… we’ve recently released a new course over at Gemba Academy called “Dealing with the 7 Deadly Wastes.”

During this 10 module course we go inside Ram Technologies, a custom foam fabricator located in Mukilteo, Washington in order to see, first hand, what each of the 7 wastes looks like – and more importantly – how to defeat them.

Sneak Peak – LSS Academy Readers Only!

I’m pretty excited to say that at the time of me writing this article this first preview video of the course is not available for free anywhere but LSS Academy. So please enjoy!

Please note: if you’re reading this article via email or RSS reader you may need to click through to the website to see the video.

To start the video simply click the arrow in the middle of the player. If you’re on a slow Internet connection please click the button in the top right hand side that says HD IS ON. This will launch a smaller video. Finally, to view the video in “full screen” click the button in the bottom right hand corner of the video player.

Always Expanding

With the release of this third course, we’re now up 32 different learning modules (presented in high definition video) inside the “School of Lean.”

Additionally, students can check their learning with our interactive – Flash based – quizzes, while downloading and using the PDF summary documents, lean calculators, and templates.

And, of course, the forums are there to post questions and learn from other like minded lean thinkers from around the world.

Finally, the best part of all is you can train everyone, and I do mean everyone, in your plant or facility with a single subscription to Gemba Academy.

The cost? $495 for 6 months or $97 per month.

Kind Words About Gemba Academy

Here is what a few folks are saying about their experiences with Gemba Academy.

“With the help of Gemba Academy’s training videos and quizzes, Elbit Systems of America will be able to formally train all of our employees on the different lean principles and have proof of understanding from the instant results of the online quizzes which can be printed out and filed. Gemba Academy also gives us a way to create lean “champions” for those individuals who take and pass all courses and modules.”

Rick Spires
Kaizen Promotion Office (KPO) Manager
Elbit Systems of America

“The Gemba Academy workshops are going extremely well and we’re seeing a great improvement very early, which is a good sign.”

Richard Dunn – Msc. Manufacturing Management
Managing Director
Drurys Engineering Ltd
United Kingdom

“Gemba Academy is the real workplace where experience is in a teacher student-situation. It is simply put and direct, easy to understand. I have asked my directors and two other workmates to join the Gemba Academy and this has enabled me to reassure top management that Lean Manufacturing is the answer to our organisation’s challenges.”

Alex Kubi
Bombolulu, Kenya

Learn more about Gemba Academy!


  1. Adam Roberts

    June 2, 2009 - 1:16 pm

    Ron, this is the best 7-W video I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. T.J.

    June 2, 2009 - 9:21 pm

    nicely done. where can I get that poster on the back wall?

  3. Claudia Morales

    June 3, 2009 - 9:13 am


    I’ve never seen anyone do it better! Thank you for sharing it.

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