Join Michael Ballé on the Gemba!


As with The Gold Mine Masterclass your first challenge  is to set up a calendar of regular visits to the gemba, where value is being added, and ask the teams who do the work themselves to present you with their improvement effort. 


However, what we're now looking for is to establish a Wall-to-Wall lean management system, so each team that you visit will be expected to present you one kaizen effort, using one of the classic lean tools, whether 5S, Quality "5 Why?", SMED, 4M problem solving, better use of Work Standards and Standardized Work, Yamazumi and so on...


Learning the tools and how to apply them with the right motive is part of the lean journey, as well as seeing how they connect in a more systemic way.



Thinking Further

There are many other aspects of this chapter you can look into, from questions asked by lean practitioners over the years: Watch this spot! 

Dr. Michael Ballé will assist as virtual sensei for this e-learning experience with your own team to illustrate the key concepts you'll explore in the book