Gemba Academy Podcast

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Welcome to the Gemba Academy Podcast!

Welcome to the first episode of the Gemba Academy podcast! We’re extremely excited for this podcast and hope to reach as many people as possible with the good news that is lean and six sigma! During this first episode we share some of the goals and objectives…

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Learning, Focus, and Innovation with Matthew May

Welcome to Episode 2 of the Gemba Academy podcast! In this episode, I’m joined by Matt May.  Matt is an incredible lean thinker who specializes in helping companies innovate. Originally, Matt and I were planning to talk about another topic… that was until I stumbled…

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Learn What Joyfulness and Lean Thinking Have in Common with Richard Sheridan

How much joy and happiness do you, and your colleagues, feel each and every day?  Are you excited to come to work or do you dread it?   No matter your answer… if you’re interested in learning how to create a more exciting, and fulfilling,…

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Leveraging the Toyota Kata Approach to Learning & Coaching with Michael Lombard

During this podcast Michael Lombard and I explore the Toyota Kata topic. Michael, a long time lean thinker, is the Director of Operational Excellence at a major hospital here in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Specifically, during this show, we talk about how Michael’s hospital…

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Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation with Karen Martin

In this episode, I’m joined by one of the most passionate lean thinkers I’ve ever met – Karen Martin. During this podcast, Karen and I explore the topic of Value Stream Mapping. Specifically, Karen and I have an excellent discussion related to the traps many…

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Exploring Why So Many Companies Struggle to Fully Embrace Continuous Improvement with Bill Waddell

In this episode, I’m joined by one of the most experienced lean thinkers I know.  Bill Waddell is a lean author, blogger, and consultant. Bill is, without doubt, one of the most interesting and, some might even say, controversial lean thinkers out there.  Me?  I…

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Using Lean Thinking to Transform the Healthcare Industry with Mark Graban

In this episode I’m joined by one of the world’s leading lean healthcare experts, Mark Graban. During the show Mark and I discuss how lean is being leveraged within the healthcare world.  And even if you don’t work in the healthcare industry we’re all potential “customers”…

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Creating a Kaizen Culture with Jon Miller

In this episode I’m joined by one of the most incredible lean thinkers I’ve ever known, Jon Miller. Jon is the CEO of the Kaizen Institute and one of my business partners at Gemba Academy.  I’m also proud to call Jon a friend and most importantly one…

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The Gemba Academy Podcast is the premier podcast for all continuous improvement practitioners. Regardless of your prior experience, you will find lessons and insights applicable to both your professional and personal life.

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About Ron Pereira

Ron is an avid lean six sigma practitioner, and master black belt. His passion for improvement led him to help found Gemba Academy, the premium provider of Lean Six Sigma training.

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