Lean Construction Institue 2022 Congress - New Orleans, LA

2022 LCI Congress Call for Gemba Walks

For more on LCI Congress, go to www.lcicongress.org/2022/ or email Joan Piccariello at [email protected]


New Orleans, Louisiana

Get the opportunity to host owners, members of the design community, trade partners and general contractors at your site on Friday, October 21. If your company has an active construction site, manufacturing site, office space or Big Room near New Orleans, you can give LCI Congress attendees a chance to put what they learned into practice. Submit a Gemba Walk application below to be considered!

Preference will be given to:

  • Sites featuring Lean practices in action
  • Sites within a 45-minute drive from the New Orleans Hilton Riverside, 2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
  • Sites with LCI corporate member involvement
What is Gemba Day at LCI Congress?

Gemba Day takes place the last day of LCI Congress and gives attendees the chance to “go to work” and apply what they have learned throughout the week. Each Gemba Walk is led by an experienced, Lean-practicing coach who facilitates discussions and guides attendees through front-line work processes. Recent coaches have said they benefited from the participants’ observations and process improvement suggestions as much as the participants benefit from seeing and engaging in discussion!

Gemba Walk schedule on Friday, Oct. 18
  • Breakfast at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside at 7:00 a.m. CST
  • Buses depart from the New Orleans Hilton Riverside at 8:00 a.m. CST
  • Gemba Walk – approx. 60 minutes
  • Buses return to the New Orleans Hilton Riverside by 11:00 a.m. CST
Gemba Walk FAQs:

How are processes going in general? (DOWNTIME wastes, TIMMESS workplace conditions, Lean process practices, 5S practices, etc.)

Are customers getting what they need and are suppliers giving what is needed? Are hand-offs clear and efficient?

Does your team use performance indicators on communication boards or in other visual ways such as a pull plan, 6WLA, logs, story pole, etc.? What are they telling us about your team’s continuous improvement opportunities?

Describe project team collaboration practices such as huddles, Big Room, etc. Are they efficient and effective?

Is there waste around information availability for safe, productive, quality work and timely project decisions? What causes the waste and how can you improve?

What are your lessons learned and how are they shared across the team?

Call for Gemba submission deadline: Thursday, May 12, 2022

Note: Attendees must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Hosts will provide PPE (personal protective equipment).

Thank you for your interest in leading a Gemba Walk at 2022 LCI Congress! We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to show off your team’s hard work to a group of appreciative practitioners seeking to learn and think critically about value-added work.