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How to Do a Gemba Walk Workshop (NZ)
Wed. 22 March 2017, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm NZDT
Attendees in this event learn how to perform an effective Gemba Walk exercise that is comprehensive, insightful, quick and confidence building for the participants. Different types of Gemba walks can be done: Coaching, Learning, Observing, Listening, etc. Each walk can fulfill a different purpose. They are all targeted on helping participants learn to see effective and ineffective ways that work is being done. Once people improve their ability to see ineffective ways of operating/behaving they can more easily make changes. The exact nature of the walks will be determined by the company hosting the event.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Learn a practical structure for Gemba walks
Learn how to link your walks to key areas of concern to the organization
Perform a Gemba walk in the host company plant or office and see how the work is performed
This workshop is designed to help you learn by doing.
Learn skills, behaviors and processes essential to create a lean management system.
Observe flow and standard work practices.
Identify improvement ideas, which are left with the host company, as a ‘thank you’
Introduction & Overview
Do first observation & tour
Prepare for the Walk – Overview
Do the Walk – Overview
Debrief the Walk – Overview
Prepare and Do the Gemba Walk
Debrief the Walk
Closing Thoughts on Walks
Feedback to Host Company
Michael Bremer, President of the Cumberland Group, Book Author & 2016 Shingo Prize Winner (USA)
Shingo Research Award Recipient 2016 “How to Do a Gemba Walk”
Author of “Escape the Improvement Trap” and several other books, President of several start-ups, Vice President AME’s Excellence Awards Council (volunteer), President of the Cumberland Group and Exec. Director of the Chicagoland Lean Enterprise Consortium Group. Former Chief Financial Officer for AME. Michael teaches a class on innovative work practices for the University of Chicago’s Graham School “Better Ways to Work - Innovative Tools for Organizational Excellence.”
Michael’s passion is to help people discover more effective ways to improve and to inspire more leaders to effectively elevate the performance of average performers. Michael Bremer initially learned about the world of business performance improvement as a very young man in the 1980s when he was given responsibility for creating a company-wide improvement effort for a Fortune 30 company, Beatrice Foods. For more information about Michael go to ameconference.org.au/keynotespeakers
HOST COMPANY OVERVIEW
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (FPH) is a manufacturer, designer and marketer of products and systems for use in respiratory care, acute care, and the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. Based in New Zealand, our products and systems are sold in around 120 countries worldwide. The company maintains focus on two major product groups (1) Respiratory and Acute Care and (2) Obstructive sleep apnea.
Fisher & Paykel began in 1934 as an importer of refrigerators, washing machines and radios. In 1938, F&P signed an agreement with Kelvinator and in the mid-1950s moved to manufacturing products using the company's own technology. Fisher & Paykel's involvement in healthcare started in the late 1960s when F&P sought involvement in a business that could benefit from their growing manufacturing and electronic expertise. A prototype respiratory humidifier, developed in New Zealand for use with patients needing ventilation in hospital intensive care situations, was taken to production by F&P. Since then we have consistently developed innovations to improve patient care and developed world-wide distribution for these products. Read more about Fisher & Paykel Healthcare through our corporate website fphcare.com
WHAT TO WEAR
Long sleeves and closed shoes.
OTHER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
You can become an AME member for $265 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event.
The host company reserves the right to decline attendees. (ONLY RELEVANT TO SITE TOURS)
Cancellations can be made up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days before the event.
This event may be cancelled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants.
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Please direct enquiries to Siobhan Browne, Marketing and Events Manager on 1300 263 287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.