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    T. Fernandes
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    I’m meeting with a small team shortly to discuss the development of a suitable housekeeping audit checklist which we hope will provide some meaningful data on housekeeping performance in an aircraft hangar enviroment. Has anyone developed similar checklists or ran similar projects to improve their housekeeping performance?

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    #72269

    Steve Milner
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    There are many such check lists! The trouble is that if you try to make them simple they will be widely interpreted; if you put more words in to try and remove ambiguity they get rather complex. You ideally need illustrations to reinforce the words through example.
    The ones that work best are specific to a particular workplace (genba), made by the people who work there who have defined the level of order needed to run the workplace effectively.
    email me for examples.

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    #72296

    MN
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    Hi,I think it is “Gemba” not Genba,you mean gemba-kaizen.regards.MN

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    #72300

    Steve Milner
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    In this increasingly ‘virtual reality’ world, the Japanese have something very refreshing, the ‘San Gen Shugi’ – the ‘Three Real Philosophy’:
    Genbutsu – the ‘real thing’; genba – the ‘real place’; genjitsu – ‘actuality / realistic action’. Genba we might translate as ‘the actual spot’; ‘the precise location’; ‘the place where the action is’ i.e. the shopfloor, in a manufacturing plant, or ‘the workplace’.
    ‘Genba-kaizen’ is simply improving on the shop floor. Maintenance is as important (if not more so…how often do improvements slip?!), hence genba kanri, ‘workplace management’.
    I understand that there are grammatical rules in Japanese that modify an ‘n’ sound to a ‘m’ in certain circumstances (I’ve no idea what they are!) hence one occasionally hears ‘gemba’ or ‘kamban / kanbam’, but it is normally Romanised as genba.  ….or should that be Romanized? we have our own inconsistencies!
    The main point is to hold ‘the place where the value is added’ in due regard and ‘keep it real’.
    PS Have you any ideas why the word tact is normally spelt in German and capitalised?

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    #72314

    MN
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    Hi,it seems that you have in-depth of the term,but I have attended recently a 2-days seminar,when the lecturer the Japanese creater of kaizen & gemba-kaizen prof.IMMAI has explained  and repeated the term “gemba” ,I have noticed his pronouncation as “gemba”,thanks for the enlightenment,I think your further explanation of this term is highly appreciated,thanks  and regards.     MN

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    #72325

    T.Fernandes
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    Thanks for the info Steve

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    #72520

    MN
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    Hi,try to apply “Gemba-Kaizen”(by IMMAI),Also 5S would help greatly in this regard,  mn

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