As the owner of a manufacturing facility, one of your main tasks is to make sure everything runs smoothly down on the production floor. Ideally, everything will work as it should without you hovering over the shoulder of employees. After all, you hire professionals to perform a specific job, and you have other tasks you need to take care. However, making sure everything is running smoothly and discovering ways to improve the performance of employees will help the entire manufacturing process. So from time to time, you need to visit the production floor and perform a walkthrough. Better known as a Gemba walk, there are specific techniques you need to follow to maximize your time. Here is our Gemba walk checklist for maximizing staff communication and improving the overall productivity of your facility.