Gemba Walk Checklist: Walk the Process Effectively

Gemba Walk Checklist: Walk the Process Effectively

Walking the process is an important stage to be able to effectively understand the status quo. Lean techniques call this a Gemba walk. But when you’re starting your Gemba walk, it’s easy to rush in at high speed, eager to going. This can result in missing important...
How to Do a Gemba Walk to Unlock Reality

How to Do a Gemba Walk to Unlock Reality

Often, the people doing an operational process think of the managers and head office teams as sat on their bottoms without really understanding reality. They think of the head office team as sitting in an “ivory tower”, unaware and disinterested of the real issues....
What is 5S?

What is 5S?

When processes and operations are running continually, it’s easy for the environment to get out of control. Key information is miscommunicated. Tools, equipment or materials get mislaid and lost. Visibility disappears. In turn, you create waste and your work gets more...
TIM WOOD and the 7 Wastes in Retail

TIM WOOD and the 7 Wastes in Retail

TIM WOOD could perhaps be the person that you’ve been looking for to help improve your retail operations. Lean Six Sigma is an important project management methodology for the future of retail. In fact, it’s important for all consumer facing businesses,...
Lean Project Management: Cutting Out the Waste

Lean Project Management: Cutting Out the Waste

When Project managers study or learn Lean Six Sigma they often take the learnings and apply to what they do. In general, they run Lean Six Sigma projects and aim to cut waste from their area of focus. However, people often forget to actually work in a lean way...

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