What Leaders Should Do on the Gemba

What Leaders Should Do on the Gemba

It's time to turn off your computer, put your walking shoes on and go out on the gemba.

Many manufacturing leaders are quick to admit they spend too much time in meetings and in front of the computer, and not enough time on the factory floor. Those spreadsheets and dashboards may provide an overview of operations but they also can diminish the first-hand experience of seeing how plant operations are functioning.

Gen. Dwight Eisenhower put his finger on the problem, Eric Lussier told attendees at the IW Best Plants Conference in May, when he wrote: "Farming is eas

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