Gemba Principles

Gemba is a Japanese word for Real Place/Shop floor. Following are the principles of Gemba:

Go to Gemba – when abnormality occurs

Check Gembutsu – Machine, Materials, Failures, Rejects, etc

Search for – Muda (waste), Mura (inconsistency), Muri (physical strain)

Speak with data – Take temporary countermeasures on the spot

Make KAIZEN® – Remove root causes

Standardize – Standardize to prevent recurrence

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