For years, those of us in operations have heard of or used the term “Gemba.” In fact, we often use the term quite loosely not realizing the Gemba is not just where the work is done, but where value-added work is done. A key understanding is how a well-executed Gemba Walk can help improve flow and value to the organization.
As a business leader, are you searching for an environment where high levels of collaboration and innovation meet speed and flexibility to drive your business forward? Although we all want to get there, it seems like that environment is either too difficult to achieve, or when you finally get there, even more difficult to sustain.
This is an original article by Scott Rempala, President of Mighty Hook and member of IMEC's Board of Directors.
It’s fashionable these days to promote corporate culture as a means to ensure long-term business growth. Promoting is one thing, but making culture a priority requires a systematic approach that permeates everything a business does. We refer to our systematic approach as PTP—Process, Training, and People.
From the treasure chest of the 80/20 Experts - Submitted by Peter Philippi of Strategex
First, the principle: 20% of the input generates 80% of the output; 20% of activity generates 80% of the results; typically 20% of customers generate 80% of the revenues; 20% of your products generate 80% of the revenues; 20% of your employees create 80% of your HR problems…and on and on it goes.