9 Articles

Gemba Glossary: 7 Wastes

By Ron Pereira - June 10th, 2011

In this edition of the Gemba Glossary we focus on the 7 Wastes. Click where it says “240p” to select a higher definition version of the video if you’d prefer. To access more than 150 additional lean training videos pl

Standardization Video

By Ron Pereira - January 16th, 2011

This video focuses on the extremely important topic of Standardization. It’s also the first video of Gemba Academy’s latest course focused entirely on the lean concept of Standard Work. To learn more about this Standard Wor

Free Kaizen Training Video

By Ron Pereira - October 6th, 2010

Here is the first overview video of our latest Gemba Academy course we’re calling The Kaizen Way. My daughters even make an appearance! This new course is focused on all things kaizen – the kaizen event, suggestions systems

Free Introduction to Lean Video

By Ron Pereira - February 18th, 2009

Here is part one of our first Gemba Academy video. To see the complete and full screen version – in high definition – please visit our main site. Stay tuned for more free videos in the coming weeks.

Free Takt Time Video and Calculator

By Ron Pereira - September 28th, 2008

In this video, I demonstrate how to use this free Takt Time Calculator.   Feel free to download the calculator and use it however you see fit. And if you’d like to learn more about what takt time is be sure to check out our Tra

Lean Tutorial: Production Capacity Template

By Ron Pereira - September 4th, 2008

To view a larger version of this video click here. Here is a free copy of the production capacity template I use in the video.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact me or leave a comment below. Finally, if you like th

How to Fold a T-Shirt in Two Motions

By Ron Pereira - August 14th, 2008

I recently wrote a post about laundry kaizen… I now have the knowledge needed to take things to the next level. Check it out! Question for Jon Miller: Can you please help us translate a little Japanese? At least I think it’

Strategies to Sustain Operations Excellence

By Ron Pereira - June 9th, 2008

This is an abridged version of a presentation I recently gave at a manufacturing excellence conference. If you’d like to download the video follow this link to Google Video and click on download video.

One Piece Flow versus Mass Production

By Ron Pereira - February 18th, 2008

Update on Nov 6, 2020: The original version of the video is no longer available. But I did want to add a note that the reaction to this original article was one of the main reasons Gemba Academy exists today. I have left the original c

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