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Go, Look, See – Site Visit & Workshop – OCT

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Go, Look, See – Site Visit & Workshop – OCT


About this course

TMI Site Visits showcase real people and real-life manufacturing examples of continuous improvement. They are insightful, interesting, and memorable. To this end, our site visit partners are able to demonstrate ‘what good looks like’ and reveal the highs and lows of their respective experiences in the spirit of shared best practise.

The literal translation for Gemba is ‘the real place’ and in business, it refers to the real place where value is created, such as the factory floor. We believe that to truly understand how training translates it needs to be seen in action. The shared experience of peer-to-peer collaboration has always been a valuable part of our learning, in this context, a site visit provides a living case study, including where experimentation and experience proves the successful use of tools, implemented with visibility and accountability, to inspire companies on their own journeys towards sustainable operational excellence.

Who is this course for?

Perfect for managers, team leaders and change agents and anyone involved with a specific business improvement project, who need to contrast and compare what good looks like. The site visit is great for individuals looking to implement more visual management, and leader standard work, and those with responsibility for productivity and performance improvement. Attendees of individual one-day workshops should have a basic knowledge of lean tools and techniques. Selected workshops are delivered as part of The Manufacturing Institutes Accelerated Route to Lean Manufacturing programme and can be accessed individually.

Company Benefits 

■ Peer to peer GEMBA allows for delegates to see the impact of decision-making and insights into the use and impact of data
■ Delegates will understand how GEMBA brings teams and their stakeholders closer together by finding solutions to their problems
■ Encourages peer to peer collaboration, which in practise will improve communication at all levels within the organisation
■ Insights demonstrate the impact of sustainable initiatives and associated tangible benefits
■ Learning by doing, to deliver immediate business impact

One-Day Site Visit Indicative Outline

Site Visit:
One of the best ways to experience the practical application of the Lean tools and techniques is to see firsthand how they drive continuous improvement initiatives and momentum.
■ Arrive on-site
■ Health and safety induction
■ Host site introductions including operational excellence journey, challenges, and ambitions
■ Site brief
■ Site tour – GO LOOK SEE
■ Lunch Break

Delegates will have seen Lean tools and techniques in situ and how this supports sustainable strategies for success. Furthermore, how operational excellence ambition drives morale, momentum and enables the sustainability of long-term improvements and change management. Using this learning, they will be able to identify what it takes to create the right work environment, how to secure commitment and key factors for Lean implementation. They will understand belief in the context of operational excellence and the know what is required of a Lean champion to support continuous improvement in their own organisations.

Peer to Peer Reflection:
Discussion, and feedback presentations back to host site. This aims to summarise what the site does really well, opportunities identified and what delegates can take away from the visit.

What is Go, Look, See?
Along with Genchi Genbutsu or ‘Go, Look, See’, Gemba is the Japanese term for ‘the real place’ where valuecreating work occurs. The Go, Look, See exercise as part of this workshop enables delegates to observe real work in real time by engaging with new people in a manufacturing environment different from their own. It is an opportunity to see real-world application of theory, where delegates can contrast and compare their own experiences and insights within the group, which are then collectively fed back to site.


This workshop is delivered as part of The Manufacturing Institutes Accelerated Route to Lean Manufacturing training.

The final intake for this course expires 9:30am on Wednesday October 9th, 2024

Timetable Dates for this Course

OCT 2024


Wed 9th


9.30am to 3.30pm

Dates may be subject to change. Terms and conditions of booking apply.

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How does it work?

The course runs between 9.30 am to 3.30 pm over 1-day

What is the entry-level requirement?

There are no minimum academic requirements to attend this course. No matter what your background or previous experience, as long as you have the desire to drive positive change and improve results, this course will help you achieve your operational objectives for continuous improvement.

What does it include?

Includes access to materials, direction and support in our virtual learning environment (VLE) It’s Learning.

Who will be delivering this programme?

Delivered by endorsed TMI™️ affiliates, our knowledgeable Lean Practitioners will combine presentation, peer-to-peer discussion, group activity and interactive learning exercises to ensure delivery remains energetic, thought-provoking and professionally relevant.

Can we run this programme in-house?

Yes, we can deliver all our programmes on-site. Quotations are subject to minimum numbers, bespoke preparation, and broader company objectives. Please contact one of our team who can discuss the requirements in person.

Missed sessions?

Late cancellations or no-shows are subject to the terms and conditions of booking. We understand that real life can get in the way of training, and as long as we are made aware, we will always endeavour to re-arrange missed sessions on the next available intake.

What is the value of Manufacturing Institute certification?

Our independently accredited certification is recognised and well-respected throughout the manufacturing sector. Certification from the Manufacturing Institute demonstrates a commitment to world-class training and thinking and will help position yourself and your organisation ahead of the competition.

The final intake for this course expires 9:30am on Wednesday October 9th, 2024

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