Gemba Academy Podcast

Weekly interviews with some of the best leaders, thinkers, and innovators in continuous improvement. Join your host Ron Pereira to learn, be inspired, and get expert advice from our incredible guests!

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Steel Toes and Stilettos with Kathy Miller and Shannon Karels

This week’s guests are Kathy Miller and Shannon Karels. They shared what it’s like being women in manufacturing, their experiences leading lean transformations, and the inspiration behind their book Steel Toes and Stilettos. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.…

GA 416
JELD-WEN’s Lean Journey with Gregg Miner

This week’s guest is Gregg Miner. Ron asked Gregg about his personal lean journey and JELD-WEN’s lean journey. Gregg also shared some great advice on goal setting. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The…

GA 415
Reacting vs. Responding with Sumit Gupta

This week’s guest is Sumit Gupta. Ron and Sumit discussed various aspects of leadership, including what it means to be a leader, dealing with different personality types, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll…

GA 414
The Characteristics of a Good Leader with Richard Sheridan

This week’s guest is Richard Sheridan. Ron and Rich discussed Rich’s two books, Joy, Inc. and Chief Joy Officer. Rich also shared what qualities he thinks make a good leader. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode…

GA 413
Understanding the Constraint with Hezi Korn

This week’s guest is Hezi Korn. Ron and Hezi discussed TOC and how to identify and evaluate your constraints before automating anything. They also touched on some other important lean tools. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this…

GA 412
Lean and Design with Andy Switky

This week’s guest is Andy Switky. Ron and Andy discussed lean thinking versus design thinking, and what the two worlds could learn from each other. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quotes Andy…

GA 411
Practicing Lean in High School with David Tuttle

This week’s guest is David Tuttle. David is the head of Precision Machining Technology at Platt Technical High School, and he explained how the program works and how it can be life-changing for students. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download…

GA 410
Are You Winning or Losing? with Max Krug and Pavel Kuviarzin

This week’s guests are Max Krug and Pavel Kuviarzin. Part Two of a recent episode, Max and Pavel discuss everything from root cause analysis and problem-solving, to sustaining success. They also stressed the importance of visual management. An MP3 audio version of this episode is…

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About the Show

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.