The ©GEMBA Methodology
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The ©GEMBA Methodology

Learn How to Go to the Gemba and Reveal Problems and Create Solutions that IGNITE your Power!
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Last updated 3/2018
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 19 downloadable resources
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • At the end of this course participants will know what the Gemba is.
  • You will understand key things to look for at the Gemba.
  • You will understand the process of Gemba walking.
  • You will know how to discover opportunities at the Gemba that will drive real actions and improvements.
  • You will learn methods of root cause analysis you can use at the Gemba to discover actual issues.
  • You will understand what the concept of Genchi Genbutsu means.
  • You will know what "respect at the gemba" refers to.
  • You will know how to analyze information and data to drive improvements.
  • You will have a standard methodology that can be used over and over again.
Requirements
  • General or basic understanding of Lean and or Six Sigma Strategies
Description

  Lean Strategies International LLC has put together a structured set of tools that when applied to our gemba experiences can reveal immediate actions or projects any organization can benefit from and who doesn’t want that?  We will guide you through our 5 step methodology of going and seeing, engaging at the gemba, discovering forms of muda, being respectful and organizing that information into a structured analysis and action based output revealing opportunities for you to ignite your power.

Who this course is for:
  • Lean Practicioners
  • Six Sigma Practioners
  • Continuous Improvement enthusiasts
  • All Manufacturing employees
  • All Office employees
  • All health employees
  • All service employees
  • Managers and Supervisors
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 02:01:37
+ Introduction to the ©Gemba methodology
1 lecture 01:01

 Students will be introduced to their coach from Lean Strategies International LLC.  They will also download the ©Gemba master which will be used through out the entire course.

Preview 01:01
+ Foundations of Lean
2 lectures 10:33

Updated 2017 - In this lecture students will learn about concepts of lean, principles associated with lean and some of the common tools used in lean.  By the end of this lecture you will be able to:

  • Define what a lean strategy is.
  •  Identify the 5 core principles of lean.
  • How lean relates to the Toyota Production System.
  • General Benefits of Lean.
Overview of Lean, part 1
01:08
The following questions will help us understand your experience with continuous improvement strategies like lean. Please share as much as you can with Lean Strategies International LLC and the course community.
Getting to know lean
2 questions

  Updated 2017 - In this lecture students will learn about concepts of lean, principles associated with lean and some of the common tools used in lean.  By the end of this lecture you will be able to:

  • Define what a lean strategy is.
  •  Identify the 5 core principles of lean.
  • How lean relates to the Toyota Production System.
  • General Benefits of Lean.
Preview 09:25

  This quiz will test participants retention and understanding of the information shared in the overview of lean lecture.

Overview of Lean Quiz
9 questions
+ Overview of Waste
1 lecture 09:14

Updated 2017 - In this lecture, Lean Strategies International LLC will give an overview of waste as it applies to a lean strategy.  Students will learn what value added and nonvalue added work is.  They will also learn what waste is and what the 8 major forms of waste/muda are.

Overview of Waste
09:14
In the TIMWOODS brainstorming activity you will begin to brainstorm and stretch your mind with relation to waste. We often see the "low hanging" fruit or the easy to see opportunities. This activity will ask you to "think outside the box" and envision every form of waste you can think of.
TIMWOODS BRAINSTORMING ACTIVITY
5 questions
Overview of Waste Quiz
7 questions
+ Overview of the Gemba
2 lectures 08:41

 Students will learn what the Gemba is in this section and will gain a fundamental knowledge of where they can go to find the Gemba.

Preview 03:15
In this activity students will be asked to answer the question where is your Gemba? This activity will help you connect the materials that you have learned in this course already with real areas.
Where is your Gemba?
4 questions

Updated 2017 - In this lecture Lean Strategies International LLC. will discuss the concept of the Gemba.  By the end of this lecture you will learn:

  1. What Genchi Genbutsu means.
  2. Where the Gemba is located.
  3. ©GEMBA Methodology.
Overview of the Gemba, Part 2
05:26

 Students will be tested on their retention of information shared in the lecture entitled Overview of the Gemba.

Overview of the Gemba quiz
3 questions
+ Genchi Genbutsu
1 lecture 06:27

  Updated 2018 - Here Lean Strategies International LLC will describe what we look for when going to the gemba.  We will also discuss some important questions to ask and supplies you might want to bring with you.  In this first lecture you will learn:

  1. What is meant by go and see the Gemba.
  2. How to go and see the Gemba.
  3. How to use a simple and practical tool that will reveal the value stream.
Genchi Genbutsu
06:27

Students will be tested on their retention of information shared in the lecture entitled Genchi Genbutsu.

Genchi Genbutsu quiz
3 questions
In this activity students will be asked to define a process and Go and See the Value Stream. Students will use tools and receive instruction so that they are able to participate, conduct and coach others in the ©GEMBA Methodology.
Go and See - Assignment
4 questions
+ Engaging at the Gemba
1 lecture 06:25

Updated Feb. 2018 - In this lecture Lean Strategies International LLC will address important things to be aware of when engaging people at the Gemba.  In this lecture students will learn:

  1. Why engaging the Gemba is so important.
  2. What to focus on at the Gemba.
  3. A General format for engaging the Gemba.
Engaging the Gemba
06:25
Updated Feb 2018 - In this activity students will use the knowledge they gained in the Engage lecture as they return to the Gemba to apply. Participants will discuss with people at the Gemba using the 5 question format found in the Engage 3 x 5 card.
Engage Activity
5 questions
+ Muda, Muri and Mura
2 lectures 13:01
Muda, Muri and Mura
07:20

Updated February 28 2018 -  now you’ll get a chance to begin combining the stages of the Gemba methodology.  In this activity you will learn:

  1. What this study activity is.
  2. About a great activity to help you see Muda, Muri and Mura.
  3. How to go and see and engage at the Gemba.  
Muda, Muri and Mura Activity
05:41
+ Be Respectful
2 lectures 08:07

  Updated Feb. 2018 – In this lecture of the ©GEMBA Methodology Lean Strategies International LLC will discuss the important aspect of showing respect at the Gemba.  In this lecture you will learn:

  1. Why respect at the Gemba is so important.
  2. How focusing on the process rather than the person can help shift thinking.
  3. Why people are almost never to blame.
Be Respectful, Part 1
00:45
In this activity you will share what respect in the workplace means to you?
What does respect mean to you?
1 question

Updated Feb. 2018 – In this lecture of the ©GEMBA Methodology Lean Strategies International LLC will discuss the important aspect of showing respect at the Gemba.  In this lecture you will learn:

  1. Why respect at the Gemba is so important.
  2. How focusing on the process rather than the person can help shift thinking.
  3. Why people are almost never to blame.
Be Respectful, Part 2
07:22
+ ©GEMBA Methodology Test
0 lectures 00:00

  In this section you will take a pretest outlining the materials covered in The Gemba methodology.

©GEMBA Methodology Test
6 questions
+ Analyze and Assess
4 lectures 21:49

 Updated March 2018 – in this lecture you will learn how to take the root causes that you discovered in the previous activities and turn them into solutions using the brilliant minds of the Gemba.  By the end of this lecture:

1. You will learn three simple techniques to ensure everyone has an opportunity to develop solutions.  
2. You will also learn about a powerful methodology we use to develop solutions.

Analyze and Assess
07:31
In this activity students will use the ©CURE methodology and work together as a team to find and develop possible solutions for the root causes you found earlier.
Brainstorming a ©CURE
4 questions

Updated March 2018 – In this lecture you will learn what to do with the suggested solutions your team developed in the ©CURE methodology brainstorming session.  In this lecture you will learn:

  • How to prioritize possible solutions.
  • What projects may require more review before moving forward.
  • The improvement matrix.
The Improvement Matrix, Part 1
00:59
Updated March 2018 - In this activity you We'll begin prioritizing your solutions. The slides in the attachment of the instructions section will help you understand how you know what solutions or improvements should be prioritized.
How do you know what to prioritize?
1 question

Updated March 2018 – In this lecture you will learn what to do with the suggested solutions your team developed in the ©CURE methodology brainstorming session.  In this lecture you will learn:

  • How to prioritize possible solutions.
  • What projects may require more review before moving forward.
  • The improvement matrix.
The Improvement Matrix, Part 2
05:16
Updated March 2018 – in this activity you and the team from the Gemba will go and use a tool we call the improvement matrix. This tool can help you prioritize some of the solutions that you may have bought up during the cure methodology session. In this activity:
Setting priorities for solutions.
4 questions

Updated March 2018 – In this lecture you will learn about a powerful combination of tools that we call the pareto improvement matrix.  By the end of this lecture you will learn:

• Pareto Improvement Matrix.
• What to do with pot of gold solutions, projects and stops.

Pareto Improvement Matrix
08:03