Go To Gemba Too Expensive?

One of the most powerful concepts in Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing / Toyota System is also one of it’s simplest: ¬†Go To Gemba. Whether you are a Six Sigma blackbelt or believe it is just the flavor of the month that consultants are peddling to naive management, I’m sure you can appreciate the practicality of going to gemba.

For the uninitiated gemba is a Japanese term that is translated as “real place” or “actual place.” Going to gemba is simply visiting the actual place where work is being done or a problem is occurring.

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