Comparing In-Person vs Virtual Gemba Walks

A Gemba Walk is a Lean Management practice that aims to improve productivity of operations through observing and learning the work where it happens.¬†However, as a result of the travel restrictions during Covid, major companies across industries were forced to adopt Virtual Gemba Walks to maintain visibility of their sites and facilities. Many have continued […]

Gemba Walk Checklist: 10 Essential Tips for an Effective Walk

Gemba walk in a manufacturing facility.

Follow our Gemba Walk Checklist to get the most out of your next Gemba Walk. The Lean practice of a Gemba Walk can be a highly effective way to improve operations on site. Through first-hand observation and direct interactions with workers on the floor, continuous improvement professionals can better identify, and improve areas of inefficiency.  […]

Understanding the Gemba and Gemba Walk: An Overview

What exactly is a Gemba and a Gemba Walk? Why is it important? When business decisions are made away from the job site or factory floor, leaders and managers may not be aware of the challenges and inefficiencies of the day-to-day. As a result, specific areas of the process that need attention and improvement are […]