Cambridge, Mass., March 14, — In the ground-breaking book Gemba Walks, leading business thinker Jim Womack shares a simple approach to business. Jim Womack has co-authored two of the most important In Gemba Walks, the Lean Expert has curated about 60 short essays he has written. In his book, Gemba Walks, Womack selected and re-edited his E-letters. ILE are happy to share with you, in Hebrew translation, Jim’s personal discoveries.
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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Gemba Walks by Jim Womack. Gemba Walks by Jim Womack. All authority for any sensei flows from experiments on the gemba [the place where wlmack takes place], not from dogmatic interpretations of sacred texts or the few degrees of separation from the founders of the movement.
In short, lean is not a religion but a daily practice of conducting experiments and accumulating knowledge. Over the past decade, he has shared his thoughts and discoveries from these visits with the Lean Community through a monthly letter. With Gemba Walks, Womack has selected and re-organized his key letters, as well as written new material providing additional context.
Gemba Walks shares his insights on topics ranging from the application of specific tools, to the role of management in sustaining lean, as well as the long-term prospects for this fundamental new way of creating value. Reading this book will reveal to readers a range of lean principles, as well as the basis for the critical lean practice of: His journey will provide courage and inspiration for every lean practitioner today.
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Dec 29, Bob Wallner rated it really liked it Shelves: My feelings are a little mixed on Gemba Walks Audiobook. First the Pros of this Audiobook which are many. This book is a collection of Dr. Womack’s writings over the last years as he was the President of LEI. His insight captured in many of these writings helped spur the Lean Movement. I really enjoyed how he has taken the time to deeply reflect on his writing noting just his successes but also more importantly My feelings are a little mixed on Gemba Walks Audiobook.
I really enjoyed how he has taken the time to deeply reflect on his writing noting just his successes but also more importantly his failures or incorrect writings. Womack is probably his own toughest critic and what seemed like gold to him a decade ago, he picks apart with a fine tooth comb.
This example of how to improve jiim deep understanding is paramount to true lean understanding and I do appreciate Dr. Womack opening up to what was going on in his mind. I liked how the essays were minutes long.
This gave easy cutoff and pickup points during various parts of my commute. I really enjoyed how the book was organized into “like” walls. This organization made the book easy to follow. So what is the flaw of this Audiobook? It’s pretty much the flaw of all Dr. Womack’s audiobooks – they are read by him.
Womack is an Academic and his style of narration comes through as academic speaking at people not talking to people. I would have much rather had someone else a professional wojack read awlks books. I find that Dr. Womack’s voice is too monotone enter Ben Stein. Adding character and personality to the essays, would have great impact on their appeal to me.
Sep 01, Amanda Varella rated it liked it. This book make us think ji, wonderful would be to live in a Lean world.
Unfortunately we don’t live in a place like this. Despite this, it shows many stories of lean implementation, in real factory floors. It’s amazing how the principles applies to knowledge work. As the world does not become lean, let’s learn how to do and make our part.
This book is one of the readings that teaches about this. Gemba walking is the wo,ack to gain insight into how your company functions. Womack has the intuition to see under rocks that weigh a company down. Woack book is a good start to pursue Lean Methodology. Jun 01, David rated it it was amazing. I find Lean thinking to be consonant with my own core beliefs. This is a great selection of essays delving in to lean thinking.
The focus on purpose and respect are very important to me. I think of how many times I’ve done something, “because I said so” without purpose or respect.
Now, paying someone to dig a hole in the ground, and paying another to fill it it, can waljs respectful, if you’re trying to put some money in their pocket without giving them a handout. But, in business, because we’ve no I find Lean gsmba to be consonant with my own core beliefs.
But, in business, because we’ve not thought through a process holistically, nor have really asked why we’re doing something, we create waste. Yes, you can create too much documentation. Yes, you wzlks have too many quality checks, just as you can have too few.
Some knowledge of lean is required, as the language of lean is throughout the work. I really respect the authors body or work, and his passion for the subject.
This work isn’t easy. And, I’ve too often seen quality being a cover for cost cutting. Yes, we cut waste, we must, but in service to delivering a better product. I eomack really want to save money, close the business down, then once you’ve exited leased, sold off assets, then you have no expenses.
Lean Management Book, Gemba Walks, by James Womack Challenges the Prevailing Management System
Else, adopt a purpose driven, holistic thinking about creating results with your customer in mind. What else would you do? Feb 28, Harry Nieboer rated it really liked it. Lots of interesting insights. Nov 06, Mike Thelen rated it liked it.
Dec 29, Fred Leland rated it really liked it. A very good book on the importance of getting up and out of the office to interact with your fellow workers and those you provide a service to. Walking the Gemba’s focus is mainly centered on manufacturing processes but i think it would also be adaptable to other disciplines as well. An interesting book that got me to thinking about how it may app A very good book on the importance of getting up and out of the office to interact with your fellow workers and those you provide a service to.
An interesting book that got me to thinking about how it may apply to my profession law enforcement in leaning out some of the processes, policies and procedures so prevalent. Paulina Grunwald rated it it was amazing Jul 09, Justice Diven rated it really liked it Oct 28, Chris rated it really liked it Jan 30, David Bazyn rated it really liked it Dec 26, Samuel rated it liked it Jul 15, Hans Baggesen rated it liked it May 21, Bradley rated it really liked it Apr 01, Martin Olesen rated it liked it Aug 02, Jamie Schwandt rated it really liked it Aug 06, Patrick Smink rated it it was amazing Sep 24, Luis Estrada rated it it was amazing Dec 19, Ken Carlson rated it really liked it Mar 20, John Hornbeck rated it liked it Apr 15, Sydnie McConnell rated it liked it Jul 19, Nast Marrero rated it liked it Jan 25, Sean rated it it was ok Jan 20, Brandi Mechling rated it really liked it Sep 18, James Diviney rated it it was amazing Jan 18,
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