Gemba Walk

Maintenance, production, safety, quality, inspection, audits and much more procedures can be digitised with the new Augmented & Connected Worker solution.

What is a Gemba Walk?

“Gemba” means “actual place” in Japanese. This term has given rise to an industrial procedure that involves having supervisors walk around and observe workers perform their tasks, ask questions, and identify relevant issues. This procedure explores opportunities for continuous improvement and is usually executed by leaders so they can evaluate the differences between what has been planned and what is actually being done.
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How is the Gemba Walk implemented?

There are 7 steps to apply a successful Gemba Walk: define a theme, prepare the team, focus on the process, be at the right place where the value is, record the observation, be accompanied, and follow up.

One of the main focuses of this procedure is to understand what the team responsible for executing the process has to say about it. That is why hearing from field workers directly is extremely relevant.

How the Connected Worker platform can improve the procedure?

Digital Checklists

The Gemba Walk procedure  can be digitized into a digital checklist. As a result, this will simplify workers’ execution. In practical terms, this means workers can access information in real time on their mobile devices. These checklists can help to improve mobility on shop floors.

Visual Evidence

Process optimization is possible by collecting visual evidence during the observation to facilitate the follow-up analysis. This can include adding videos and photos to make the observation output more complete and credible.


Of going from Paper to Digital Procedures

Digitalising your Gemba Walk procedure with our platform will enable faster and more precise information gathering resulting in greater analysis accuracy. At the same time, provides improves communication and  cross-function collaboration enabling real-time improvements and data-driven decisions.

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How can Glartek help?

With the new  Augmented & Connected Worker digital processes are a new reality. It enables you to digitalise your process through digital checklists and work instructions with a never seen mobility. The solution also automatically creates reports and metrics with relevant information displayed in graphs. This information makes it easier to identify any recurring issues and apply corrective measures.


Download your detailed Gemba Walk procedure template and import it into the Augmented & Connected Worker platform. You can also read our blogpost and learn more about how to migrate Gemba Walk procedures from paper to digital.

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