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Why Do Most Lean Manufacturing-Operational Excellence Initiatives Fail to
Meet Expectations?

A while back, the Aberdeen Group, published their “Lean Bench-mark Report.” Of close to 300 manufacturers that participate in this study, 90% reported that they are committed to LEAN. However, further analysis found that less than 20% of these companies can be considered best-in-class. The report went on to say: "Companies that have achieved operational excellence through the deploy-ment of a lean strategy share this important characteristic:

"Dedication to basics such as streamlining processes, creating a well ordered work environment, and ongoing continuous improvement programs (Kaizen)."

Lean Manufacturing-Operational Excellence...
It's Back-to-BASICS!


Henry Ford: Creating the BASICS

Henry Ford first introduced manufacturing BASICS at his River Rouge operation in 1920. Using these basics as a basis for his production line concept, the Model T Ford plant was able to go from receipt of iron ore to casting the engine block, and to ship-ment of the machined engine block in a final assembled car in an astonishing forty-eight hours. Now that's LEAN!


Vince Lombardi: Mastering the BASICS

Many years ago Vince Lombardi led the Green Bay Packers football team to unprecedented success by having an almost obsessive focus on mastering the BASICS

It’s amazing how many individuals and companies have great visions yet fail to achieve their full growth and earning potentials. They're a lot like the Green Bay Packers' football team before the arrival of Vince Lombardi... all the potential in the world but with not enough focus on executing the BASICS of their business and profession. 

3-Reasons Why Lean Manufacturing-Operational
Excellence Initiatives Fail to Meet Expectat

Reason No. 1 is lack of understanding, support and commitment for a company's lean transformation program.

Lean Manufacturing Training

Challenge No. 1:  Unless all employees participating in the lean transformation are convinced that the lean manufacturing initiatives are important to individual and company success, the company's  lean transformation will fail to meet expectations.

Need help... Click here--->Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game If your company has an on-going lean manufacturing training program this game with relevant  training package can increase its effectiveness beyond all expectations.

Reason No. 2: is lack of "been there, done that" lean manufactur-ing-operational excellence training.

Lean Management Training: Kaizen Kaizen Stock PhotoLean Manufacturing Training:  Kaizen

Challenge No. 2:  Even with the best plan, successful implement-ation will be evasive if there's not a genuine commitment to employee lean manufacturing training, team development and empowerment and the mastering of lean manufacturing.

Need help... Click here---> Do-it-Yourself (DIY), at-your-site, lean manufacturing-operational Excellence  training that delivers lean manufacturing knowledge and implementation skills proven to be effective in three successful manufacturing company turnarounds.

Reason No. 3: is lack of effective lean manufacturing leadership.

Lean Manufacturing Training: Certification

Challenge No. 3:  ”Don’t train leaders, coach them, mentor them, disciple them, and develop them, but please don’t attempt to train them.” ( Mike Myatt)

Need help... Click here--->Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion  (CLMC) Program.  

This program is not just a presentation of lean principles and tools by academia to be memorized in order to pass a black-belt certification exam.  It's a management development e-coaching program facilitated by Bill Gaw,  a proven, professional Lean Manufacturing Coach. Bill's objective is to transform mangers into leaders and help them and their company reach their full growth and earning potentials.

Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion (CLMC)  Program.

Our Customers

For more than 15 years, our 1900 plus customers and 15,000 plus newsletter subscribers have looked to Business Basics as a trusted developer of "Back-to-Basics" training materials. Knowledge and implementation know-how that's helping individuals and companies reach their full growth and earning potentials

Our PowerPoint-Plus e-Tutorials include powerful PowerPoint charts and graphics, "plus" annotated note pages with "slide commentary" and "lessons learned" by a "been there, done that professional. A value added, learning experience on "how to" plan, implement and optimize a lean operational excellence transformation.  

Our customers study the e-Tutorial content, print relevant sections, and highlight passages that are important for understanding and executing change initiatives. The resultant blueprint is used for empowering their teams to achievements beyond expectations.

One of the keys to success is having a great coach. Whether you're in the trenches or working your way up the corporate ladder, the experience of someone who's "been there, done that" can be invaluable. Throughout his knowledge transfer Bill Gaw provides expert know-how, support, empathy, respect and most important, the wisdom of experience.

Our customer list speaks for itself. These companies are serious, as we know you are, about optimizing company results and improving their bottom line. To review  a partial list of customers using Bill Gaw's’ Power-Point-Plus training materials in their pursuit of Best-in-Class, performance, simply click here --->:  our customers.


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