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Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing | Lean Office | Six Sigma | Productivity | Leadership

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Ron Pereira, Co-Founder of Gemba Academy, shares his thoughts on all things related to productivity, leadership, lean manufacturing, lean office, lean enterprise, productivity, and six sigma. If you are interested in learning how to become more productive and effective at work and in your personal life this podcast is for you!

Ron Pereira, Co-Founder of Gemba Academy, shares his thoughts on all things related to productivity, leadership, lean manufacturing, lean office, lean enterprise, productivity, and six sigma. If you are interested in learning how to become more productive and effective at work and in your personal life this podcast is for you!
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Ron Pereira, Co-Founder of Gemba Academy, shares his thoughts on all things related to productivity, leadership, lean manufacturing, lean office, lean enterprise, productivity, and six sigma. If you are interested in learning how to become more productive and effective at work and in your personal life this podcast is for you!

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Episodes

GA 228 | How to Apply Lean to Architecture and Engineering with Kurt Neubek

8/16/2018
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This week’s guest is Kurt Neubek, an architect who is also one of our Six Sigma Black Belt recipients. Kurt explained how he uses continuous improvement in his line of work. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Kurt’s background (2:21) Continue Reading

Duration:00:37:12

GA 227 | How to Leverage Lean in Banking with Danny Conroy and Daniel Lichty

8/9/2018
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This week’s guests are Danny Conroy and Daniel Lichty. Danny and Daniel explained how they use lean in banking, specifically to improve the mortgage process. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Their backgrounds (2:20) Their favorite quotes (3:56) What lean Continue Reading

Duration:00:39:43

GA 226 | How to Practice Lean in the UAE with Dan Whittaker

8/2/2018
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This week’s guest is Dan Whittaker. Dan shared some interesting stories from his time working in Formula 1, and explained what it’s like applying lean in the United Arab Emirates. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Dan’s background (3:05) The Continue Reading

Duration:00:37:52

GA 225 | How to Create a Strategy Execution Plan with David Asher

7/26/2018
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This week’s guest is our new Director of Certification & Coaching, David Asher. Ron and David talked about the importance of having a Strategy Execution Plan, among other things. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Dave’s background (2:22) The quote Continue Reading

Duration:00:36:45

GA 224 | How to Apply Lean in Different Countries with James Newell

7/19/2018
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This week’s guest is James Newell. James is American but has lived in Germany for the past twenty years, and he shared his experiences applying lean there. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: James’ background (2:17) When James got into Continue Reading

Duration:00:37:55

GA 223 | How to Apply Lean to the Government with Justin Kenney

7/12/2018
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This week’s guest is Justin Kenney. Justin, who works for the state of Vermont, explained how he and his team leverage continuous improvement at the government level. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Justin’s background (2:15) The quote that inspires Continue Reading

Duration:00:48:27

GA 222 | How to Sustain Improvements with Brian DeVries

7/5/2018
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This week’s guest is Brian DeVries. Ron and Brian talked about sustaining improvements and showing empathy throughout the process. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Brian’s background (2:01) About Brian’s company, Zeeland Farm Services (4:50) Their lean journey (6:08) Why Continue Reading

Duration:00:34:04

GA 221 | How to Think Scientifically with Stephen Derksen

6/28/2018
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This week’s guest is Stephen Derksen. Ron and Stephen discussed Toyota Kata and learning how to think in a scientific manner. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Stephen’s background (2:44) About Barkman Concrete (5:03) Lean in Canada (5:39) Barkman’s CI Continue Reading

Duration:00:42:26

GA 220 | How to Ensure the Longevity of Your Lean Success with Mohamed Aref

6/21/2018
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This week’s guest is Mohamed Aref. Mohamed shared his lean journey with us, including his take on what makes a lean initiative stick, and what lean is like in Egypt. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Mohamed’s background (2:18) His Continue Reading

Duration:00:31:57

GA 219 | How to Adopt the Best Mindset for Lean with Kyle Kumpf

6/14/2018
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This week’s guest is Kyle Kumpf. Kyle walked us through his lean journey thus far, explaining why it’s important to be critical on processes and not people. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Kyle’s background (3:08) How Kyle would define Continue Reading

Duration:00:32:47

GA 218 | How to Harness the Power of A3 Thinking with Captain Brad Brown

6/7/2018
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This week we’re sharing the audio of a presentation given by Captain Brad Brown at the 2017 Lean Municipal Government Forum in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Brad shared how the fire department’s use of A3 thinking has yielded real, powerful results. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download Continue Reading

Duration:00:35:10

GA 217 | How Gemba Academy Practices Lean with Leslie Moles and Jennifer Scott

5/31/2018
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This week’s guests are our own Leslie Moles and Jennifer Scott. Leslie and Jennifer shared what it’s like practicing lean at Gemba Academy, specifically how we leverage Toyota Kata. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Their roles at Gemba Academy Continue Reading

Duration:00:37:25

GA 216 | How to Reignite a Continuous Improvement Program with Casey Johnson

5/24/2018
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This week’s guest is Casey Johnson. Casey and Ron discussed the best ways to help an organization who has experienced a failed CI initiative get back on track. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Casey’s background (1:36) The quotes that Continue Reading

Duration:00:34:46

GA 215 | How to Reflect on Lessons Learned with Brian Buck

5/17/2018
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This week’s guest is Brian Buck. Brian reflected back on his journey thus far and shared some of the lessons he’s learned, including the importance of defining and maintaining standards. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Brian’s background (3:06) His Continue Reading

Duration:00:38:36

GA 214 | How to Set a Challenge with Mark Rosenthal

5/10/2018
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This week’s guest is consultant Mark Rosenthal. Mark shared some insights regarding the various components of Toyota Kata, including setting a challenge and determining a target condition. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Mark’s background (2:10) An overview of the Continue Reading

Duration:00:37:12

GA 213 | How to Lead with Joy with Richard Sheridan

5/3/2018
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This week’s guest is Richard Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations. Ron and Richard discussed the premise of Richard’s new book, Lead With Joy, including what it means to be a humble, compassionate, joyful leader. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: What one Continue Reading

Duration:00:41:51

GA 212 | How to Combine TWI, Kata, and a Kaizen Event with Brandon Brown

4/26/2018
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This week’s guest is Brandon Brown. Brandon explained how he and his team have combined elements of TWI, kata, and kaizen events into a unique and effective learning system. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Brandon’s background (2:47) An overview Continue Reading

Duration:00:32:20

GA 211 | How to Navigate a Kaizen Journey with Jeff Kaas

4/19/2018
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This week’s guest is Jeff Kaas, President of Kaas Tailored and Lead Consultant at Truth Bit Pull Consulting. Jeff described how he discovered kaizen, how it changed his company, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Jeff’s background (1:59) Continue Reading

Duration:00:37:52

GA 210 | How to Identify and Counteract the Three Root Sins with Ron Pereira

4/12/2018
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This week’s guest is actually Ron himself. Our own Steve Kane came on the show to ask Ron about the concept of root sin, and how it applies to both business and continuous improvement. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Continue Reading

Duration:00:35:07

GA 209 | How to Address Poverty with Lean-Like Thinking with Jacob Stoller and Mauricio Miller

4/5/2018
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This week’s guests are Jacob Stoller and Mauricio Miller. Ron, Jacob, and Mauricio discussed the Family Independence Initiative, and how a lean-like approach can be used to create real social change. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: How Jacob met Continue Reading

Duration:00:43:47