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GANTT chart

Representation of a schedule, using a horizontal rectangle (bar) for each activity with the bar length scaled to match the activity duration, with activities placed one below the other and time on the horizontal axis.

gemba

The Japanese term referring to the location where value is added or the “work face,” e.g., the design office, fabrication shop, or on-site final assembly area.

The lean practice of “going to the gemba” or “conducting a gemba walk “is for individuals to conduct first-hand observations (“go see for yourself”) rather than taking for granted abstractions of a situation seen and described by others.

genchi gembutsu

The Japanese term referring to “going to the gemba.”