Lean Blog — 466: Gemba Claus is Comin’ to Town! [Song]

Here’s a musical holiday treat for my regular Lean Blog readers and podcast listeners, a song parody, originally released in 2009… remastered a bit here in 2022.


Gemba Claus is Comin’ to Town

Lyrics by Mark Graban
Performance by Steve Sholtes

Oh, you’d better watch out
You’d better kaizen
You’d better not pout, I’m tellin’ ya then
Gemba Claus is comin’ to town

He’s making a list
Just checking it once
Doin’ it twice would waste a whole bunch
Gemba Clause is comin’ to town

He sees you when you’re waitin’
He knows when your work flows
He knows if changeovers are too long
So do SMED  for goodness sake

Oh, you’d watch out
You’d better not pause
You’d better not pout
Find the real root cause
Gemba Claus is comin’ to Town!

For voiceover work, music, or more, you can contact Steve via his website, www.stevesholtes.com.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!