"Genchi, genbutsu gennin" (現地・現物・現認) translates as "go to the Gemba" but means going to the 'real place' where value is created, where interactions are happening between process and material, and engaging with the people....
On 29 & 30 September 2022, 16 senior engineers from across Europe met in Vilnius for the first Lean in Europe visit since 2019. The host company was PakMarkas – a Lithuanian manufacturer producing labelling and flexible packaging, industrial packaging engineering and automation solutions.
A detailed agenda for the visit can be found here.
First evening - Thursday, 29 September 2022
Pre-visit lean group exercise - applying lean tools to improve a facemask production line
Day two - Friday, 30 September 2022
Introduction to PakMarkas and how it uses lean
Gemba walk #1 – visual introduction
Presentation of the problems to address
Gemba walk #2 – observe the processes
Practical problem-solving session and suggestions (in groups)
Feedback and reactions from PakMarkas
Other visits will be arranged for later in the year. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to get details of future visits when they are arranged, or think your company/organisation might be willing to host a Lean in Europe visit for us. Please also see the main Lean in Europe webpage where information on future visits will be published.
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