To be honest, we write mostly about things that are challenging or interesting to us. But what questions or concerns do you have on the subject of making sustainable positive change? Some of the most valuable discussions on this blog have been the result of reader input.
Ask us, and we will do our best to answer your questions. When we can address the question in adequate detail we may write an article. Simpler questions may be answered in the comments section or by e-mail.
Questions that are specific are easier to answers than vague and general ones. Continuous improvement is a broad topic and we will share what we know, but do not claim to be experts in all areas.
If you have a question that you prefer not to post as a public comment, you can e-mail jon dot miller at gemba dot com
Articles Based on Reader Questions
Batch Answers to Reader Questions
Cross Training in a One Piece Flow Cell
How to Stop and Fix in a Stationary Process
Why Should I Mark My Cupboards!?
One Point Lesson: Takt Image
What Can Lean Do for the Healthcare Business Office?
One Point Lesson: Kamishibai
Seeking: Checklist for a Sense of Urgency
How to Engage People in Kaizen
Ask Gemba: Nuts and Bolts of the Andon System
How Do Lean Processes Prevent Human Error?
Ask Gemba: Do We Need the 4th and 5th S?
Accountability for Continuous Improvement
What's All the Fuss About A3 Thinking?
TBP: Toyota Business Practice
A Question About Kaizen
Where Did Value Stream Mapping Come From?
The Top 10 Titans of TPS
Kaizen Skills of an Operations Leader
How to Arrive at the Vital Few
The Correct Sequence for Doing 5S?
Finding Time Values for Standard Work
Ask Gemba: World Class Direct to Indirect Labor Ratio?
Further Reflections on Standard Work
Planning for One Piece Flow Cells
The Environment Where Takt Time is Ideal
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