By Jon Miller | Post Date: March 7, 2012 3:11 PM | Comments: 1
There's never been a better time to learn how to implement the kanban system in a manufacturing or logistics environment, with the new Kanban online video course from Gemba Academy. During the month of March we are offering free DVDs with all subscriptions. We are celebrating not only the release of our newest course and the third anniversary of Gemba Academy, but also the 100th anniversary of the birth of Taiichi Ohno, the inventor of the kanban system.
Since starting in 2009 with 1 course and 12 videos, we have built up the online training curriculum to 230 videos. Our aim is to put the entire body of knowledge of operational excellence and continuous improvement online, and we are making progress in the Lean area. This year we will also build more modules on Six Sigma, including an online certification product.
Structuring the Kanban course was been particularly challenging because the kanban system appears deceptively simple, but in fact relies on many other sub-systems for it to function properly. To put it simply, kanban is a massive topic. Much of the misunderstanding about JIT and Japanese manufacturing in the 1980s and 1990s came from the fact that companies attempted to go to JIT or kanban without the foundation systems.
The Kanban Course is structured in 7 modules so far, and will be accompanied in the future by more detailed courses on how to establish supermarkets, heijunka, logistics routes and so forth. Visit Gemba Academy to learn about our special offer or to see all of the online learning opportunities.Comments are moderated to filter spam and inappropriate content. There may be a delay before your comment is published.