Mission Viejo, CA, October 22, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Ease, Inc., a leading provider of process performance solutions, discussed how to create a Gemba Walk checklist on the company blog. Meilynda Herbst, Ease’s Digital Marketing Manager, noted, “The Japanese have a word: Gemba, and it means “the real place.” In lean manufacturing terms, the word is part of the name of an effective quality tool called a Gemba Walk. Gemba Walks are an inexpensive and efficient way to see, firsthand, what processes work and which don’t work, and it also provides a prime opportunity to coach employees on critical-thinking skills. When you perform a Gemba Walk you can see below the surface with your own eyes and understand what is really happening inside your organization.”
Understanding and following standard work processes is a key factor in the success of your layered process audit (LPA) system. To focus the Gemba Walk businesses may want to select a particular theme such as safety, customer service, productivity, cost (trends), or innovation and learning (problem-solving capability). Once the theme is determined, a list of questions can be prepared to pose to employees during the Gemba Walk.
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Founded in 1986, Ease (www.easeinc.com) is a leading provider of process performance solutions, including electronic work instructions with in-process data collection, engineered labor standards, and audit management for companies worldwide. Available as a cloud-based or on-premise solution, Ease leverages years of experience working with organizations to better engage key resources and enhance visibility, control and flexibility.
Providing production floor optimization software, Ease products help customers in numerous industries; companies involved with manufacturing and complex assembly improve profitability and manufacturing efficiency by optimizing work flow, minimizing labor costs, and improving quality to reduce costly rework and scrap. Customers include Aston Martin, Cummins, Dell, General Dynamics, Harley-Davidson, Hitachi, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Rolls Royce, the U.S. Air Force and Navy, Teledyne, Target, Black and Decker, JBS, Home Depot, Tyson, Safeway, Sub-Zero, Lowe’s, Nike, Burlington Coat Factory, Northrup Grumman, and Toys R Us.
Ease introduced an improved quality and audit management solution, Beacon. Beacon helps manufacturers realize standard work deviations and create significant savings through process control, thus improving quality and customer satisfaction. Beacon supports all types of audits and methods for quality, safety and environmental management, including Layered Process Audits (LPAs), ISO compliance, and EHS compliance. Follow Ease on Twitter at @easeinc.