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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 289 | Combining TWI and Process Behavior Analysis with Panos Efsta

10/17/2019
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This week's guest is Panos Efsta. Ron and Panos discussed how TWI and process behavior analysis can be integrated to create a powerful, holistic approach to continuous improvement. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Panos (3:13) His background (3:55) About the Job Methods component of TWI (6:04) About process behavior charts (8:27) How to pull it all together (12:52) The voice of the process versus the...

Duration:00:32:16

GA 288 | Adapting to Industry 4.0 with Luke Mullins

10/10/2019
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This week's guest is Luke Mullins. Ron and Luke discussed the concept of Industry 4.0, including the challenges both current and future leaders may face as lean evolves. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Luke (2:23) The concept of Industry 4.0 (3:35) Luke's background (5:34) About his company Volta (8:19) The challengers leaders will be facing (9:09) The types of leaders we should be developing (12:12)...

Duration:00:29:02

GA 287 | The Wheel of Sustainability with Adam Lawrence

10/3/2019
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This week's guest is Adam Lawrence. Adam explained the Wheel of Sustainability model he developed to help individuals and organizations sustain their improvement efforts. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The Shigeo Shingo quote that inspires Adam (2:25) Adam's background and what he's up to these days (3:27) Why Adam is so focused on sustainability (6:29) Adam's model and how he developed it (8:30) A review of the steps (17:03)...

Duration:00:34:50

GA 286 | Lean and Robotic Process Automation with Saif Arshad

9/26/2019
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This week's guest is Saif Arshad. Saif works for S&P Global, and he shared how they use lean thinking to improve their processes. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Saif (2:15) Saif's work with S&P Global (3:19) Lean at S&P Global (6:53) An example of a process they improved (9:56) About RPA or Robotic Process Automation (12:17) How it's transformed the way people work (16:35) Their "lean before...

Duration:00:33:08

GA 285 | Learning Four Languages in One Year with Scott Young

9/19/2019
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This week's guest is Ultralearning author Scott Young. Ron and Scott discussed the concept of ultralearning, and how Scott has used its principles to accomplish some truly impressive goals. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: Scott's background (2:29) The MIT Challenge (7:09) How it felt at the end (13:49) Learning four languages in one year (18:07) How Scott applied the nine principles (22:17) About the Polgar sisters (32:14)...

Duration:00:41:41

GA 284 | Continuous Improvement in the Fast Food Industry with David Reid

9/12/2019
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This week's guest is David Reid. David is a Principal Team Leader at Chick-fil-A, and he shared some of the many ways they've incorporated lean into their day-to-day operations. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quotes that inspire David (3:55) Who Chick-fil-A is (5:20) David's background (11:09) Chick-fil-A's lean origin story (14:28) How lean is being applied (17:15) Their team facebook group (20:28) The pull system for...

Duration:00:41:32

GA 283 | Leveraging the Spirit of Learning with Ryan McCall

9/5/2019
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This week's guest is Ryan McCall. Ryan shared some of what he's learned so far on his lean journey and got Ron to weigh in on some of the interpersonal issues that can arise when experimenting with new lean approaches. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Ryan (3:17) Ryan's background and his introduction to lean (3:54) What Ryan is currently working on (6:18) Ryan's book recommendations (9:16) His favorite...

Duration:00:33:17

GA 282 | Toyota Kata and Scientific Thinking with Mike Rother

8/29/2019
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This week we're sharing a keynote by Mike Rother. Recorded at KataCon5, Mike stresses the value of scientific thinking and Toyota Kata, touching on specific tools like deliberate practice as well. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: What Toyota Kata is all about (1:32) The research findings (4:01) The four basic steps (7:55) The power of scientific thinking (9:19) The cross exercise (16:45) Making the plan (23:06) Acquiring this...

Duration:00:41:06

GA 281 | Building an Online Community of Practice with Katie Anderson and Karyn Ross

8/22/2019
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This week our guests are Katie Anderson and Karyn Ross. Katie and Karyn explained how they've developed their K2C2 initiative, which seeks to build collaborative online communities of practice. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Katie and Karyn (2:39) How communities of practice manifested in the past (4:53) About K2C2 (5:44) What they've learned and the best practices they suggest (6:26) How many people...

Duration:00:33:15

GA 280 | The Values and Principles of Agile with Samuel Parra

8/15/2019
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This week's guest is Samuel Parra. Ron and Samuel delved into all things Agile, including how it overlaps with lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Samuel (2:55) How Samuel got into continuous improvement (4:37) Samuel's elevator pitch for Agile (10:11) How he discovered it (17:12) The values of Agile (19:44) The principles of Agile (28:45) What lean concepts are applied in Agile (33:44) How we can...

Duration:00:48:05

GA 279 | The Future of Lean with Olu Amodeni

8/8/2019
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This week's guest is Olu Amodeni. Ron and Olu discussed the future of lean, including the roles robots and humans play in manufacturing. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Olu (4:12) How Olu discovered lean (6:29) About "Lean 2.0" (9:30) Why people will always be needed (14:20) The projects Olu has worked on (22:37) The state of lean in the UK (27:17) Olu's hopes for the future of lean (29:22) Podcast...

Duration:00:36:22

GA 278 | Concentrating on Your Mission with Mark Smeets

8/1/2019
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This week's guest is Mark Smeets. Mark shared some of the lessons he's learned about lean over his career thus far, and how it's inspired him to make changes in his personal life. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The two quotes that resonate with Mark (3:16) Mark's background (3:57) How Mark got into lean (5:10) The end result (14:31) The main takeaway from Mark's story (15:39) Mark's journey to better health (18:29) An...

Duration:00:30:26

GA 277 | Analyzing Gilbert’s Behavior Engineering Model with Randy Matusky

7/25/2019
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This week's guest is Randy Matusky. Ron and Randy analyzed a change management model called Gilbert's Behavior Engineering Model, which addresses six different factors that influence human performance. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Randy (1:52) Randy's background (3:24) About Gilbert's model (5:31) Expectations and feedback (7:42) Tools and resources (8:13) Incentives (8:35) Skills and knowledge...

Duration:00:41:06

GA 276 | Using Lean to Enrich Lives with Ben van Asselt

7/18/2019
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This week's guest is Ben van Asselt. Ron and Ben discussed the inspiring ways Ben and his team use lean at Lunet Zorg, an organization that provides services for people with intellectual disabilities. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quotes that inspire Ben (2:03) Ben's background (4:01) About Lunet Zorg (7:36) Ben's role at Lunet Zorg (11:28) An example of how they use lean (13:52) What happened when they asked for data...

Duration:00:38:51

GA 275 | Leading vs. Serving with Sarah Tilkens

7/11/2019
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This week's guest is Sarah Tilkens. A Lean Manufacturing Leader at GE Healthcare, Sarah and Ron discussed the differences between mentoring, coaching, leading, and serving. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Sarah (1:53) Sarah's background (2:33) How her mentors have impacted her (5:37) What makes a good mentor (8:06) The subtle differences in leadership relationships (11:10) About the lean construction...

Duration:00:34:14

GA 274 | Retiring from a Lean Career with George Saiz

7/4/2019
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This week's guest is George Saiz. George walked Ron through his career and the observations he's made over the years, including during his time as President of AME. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The sports quote that inspires George (3:37) How George's career started (4:30) The emotions involved in the layoff process (10:28) George's "lightbulb moment" (16:13) What he and his team did to fix their problems (19:57) George's...

Duration:00:35:57

GA 273 | Lean as a Management System with Skip Steward

6/27/2019
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This week's guest is Skip Steward. Ron and Skip continued their conversation from Episode 269, diving deeper into scientific thinking, Toyota Kata, management systems, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: A quote that inspires Skip (3:16) What the word "meta" means (8:57) What makes Toyota Kata and scientific thinking so powerful (12:17) About Get Better Jump Start (17:12) Understanding the current condition (22:58) How...

Duration:00:50:42

GA 272 | The Role of Lean in Empowering People with Disabilities with Brent Weichers

6/20/2019
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This week's guest is Brent Weichers of The Lighthouse for the Blind, a non-profit that employs people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. He explained the inner workings of this unique organization, and how lean factors in. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: Two of Brent's favorite quotes (2:11) Brent's background (3:23) About The Lighthouse for the Blind (6:45) The type of work their employees do (9:43)...

Duration:00:35:10

GA 271 | Scientific Thinking as a Lifestyle with Panos Efsta

6/13/2019
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This week's guest is Panos Efsta. Ron and Panos discussed the value of scientific thinking, confirmation bias, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: A quote that inspires Panos (1:46) Panos's background (2:30) About Seeing to Understand (4:37) What has been hard as it relates to scientific thinking (7:11) Fighting confirmation bias (10:14) Getting the facts (12:32) Scientific thinking as a lifestyle (14:05) Building a...

Duration:00:31:05

GA 270 | The Simplicity of Lean with Philip Holt

6/6/2019
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This week's guest is Philip Holt. Philip discussed the books he's written, the concept of "mosquito leadership," and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn: The quote that inspires Philip (2:17) Philip's background (3:31) Philip's favorite Jon Miller story (6:18) What Philip is up to (7:28) About Leading with Lean (8:55) The four different leadership styles (10:30) The problem he was trying to solve by writing it (16:02) About...

Duration:00:33:15