Top 8 Secrets for Upgrading Your Gemba Walk

By |2022-01-17T09:07:29-05:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: Eliminating Waste|Tags: , , , |

Lean practices are built on a foundation of continuous improvement. But knowing where to focus improvement efforts can sometimes be tricky. This is especially true if the leaders making decisions are disconnected from the people on the front lines. This is where Gemba Walks can be effective. What is Gemba? Gemba comes from the Japanese word [...]

Control Rooms: When to Use Them and How They Can Help

By |2020-02-05T12:06:30-05:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Creative, Culture|Tags: , , |

Your customer service department has received six complaints in the past week about a new product your company has just released. Every department in your company had a hand in seeing the product to its final design and release stages, and the root cause of the complaints are not easily identifiable. The gut reaction for most [...]

Which Problem Solving Form Should We Use?

By |2017-12-08T18:31:30-05:00January 30th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Problem solving can be complicated. Let’s face it. If you Google “problem solving methods” there are 69,400,000 entries to choose from.  There are an infinite number of problems to solve. Solved problems = better results.  Ideally the organization would be best served by solving problems as soon as they surface, where they surface, by the people [...]

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