The Argument for Going to the Gemba

Dan Markovitz provides a reality check on the concept of management by walking around (MBWA); how the leaders at organizations embracing lean take a different approach, and why the latter is better than the former.

A Podcast on Practicing Lean

Andy Sheppard provides a free audio sample of the chapter he contributed to the book Practicing Lean. It reveals the rapid change-management approach for transforming an operation which was pioneered by Toyota with its early European suppliers in the 1990s, and it contrasts with the gradual development of lean within Toyota over many decades of […]