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Bill Gaw, Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing Champion

Who is Bill Gaw?

And why should
we listen to him?

lean manufacturing training

Manufacturing Management Development
with e-Coaching by Bill Gaw

"You Don't Train Manufacturing Leaders,
You Coach Them!"
                                                                                       Mike Myatt

In as little as 6-weeks, and for less that a 1-day consultant's
fee, Bill Gaw will transfers manufacturing knowledge
and implementation skills that help individuals and
companies increase their growth and earnings
while reducing workplace stress.




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Knowledge Options:

Simulation Game

Best-In-Class Manufacturing

Manufacturing Performance

Supply Chain

Strategic Planning

Lean Manufacturing Certification Program

Kaizen Event Training

Manufacturing Assessment and
Action Plan

Box Workshop

Manufacturing Management

Manufacturing management must have the manufacturing  know-ledge, implementation know-how, and above all else team dynamic skills to solve these problems?

   Part Shortages
          Excess Inventory
                  Scrap and Rework
                          Late Shipments
                                 Customer Complaints
                                       End-Of-Month Scramble

Mike Myatt on Management Development

Below are not our words… they’re the words of Mike Myatt in an article published in Mike is recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the preeminent management thinkers globally, he is a management advisor to Fortune 500 CEOs and Boards and a Senior Fellow at the Gordian Institute. He is widely regarded as America's Top CEO Coach.

      ”Most management development programs don’t even come close to
      accomplishing what they were designed to do – build better leaders.”  

      ”While training is often accepted as productive, it rarely is. The terms
      training and development have somehow become synonymous when
      they are clearly not.” 

      ”Don’t train leaders, coach them, mentor them, disciple them, and
      develop them, but please don’t attempt to train them.”  

      ”Training is something leaders dread and will try to avoid, whereas
       they will embrace and look forward to development. Development is
       nuanced, contextual, collaborative, fluid, and above all else, action-

Such writings inspired Bill Gaw to develop an e-coaching, Manufacturing Management Development Program that embraces Mr. Myatt's management development perspective while focusing on his manufacturing management methodology.

Bill Gaw's, Manufacturing Management Development Program
with Cost Effective, "Been There, Done That" e-Coaching

Objective: Provide professional management development via e-coaching
                 for individuals charged with responsibilities for their company's
                 manufacturing performance.           

Purpose:  Present a structured program that provides manufacturing leaders 
                with the knowledge, implementation know-how, and team
                empowerment skills that optimize manufacturing operations.

Scope    Program is based on the manufacturing methodology and team
                dynamics presented in Bill Gaw's "Best-In-Class Manufacturing
                Pareto Library."
(Pareto principle: The law of the vital few.)

Benefits:  Bill's Manufacturing Management Development Program will help
                manufacturing leaders develop effective self-directed work teams

*  Improve execution of strategic and tactical planning
*  Optimize operations and inventory performance
*  Eliminate supply chain constraints
*  Eliminate non-value-added activities and costs
*  Increase speed, improve quality and customer satisfaction
*  Exceed performance goals and expectations
*  Transform work into fun again.

The Bill Gaw "Best-In-Class" Manufacturing Pareto Library

Bill named it the Pareto Library because it follows the
80-20 rule. Acknowledging that participants' time is scarce, Bill's library presents only the 20% of manufacturing management knowledge and skills that he found to be the requisites for 'best-in-class" manufacturing performance.

The Best-In-Class Manufacturing Pareto Library contains seven modules with each module containing powerful, PowerPoint-Plus slides with note page commentaries and "lessons learned" by Bill Gaw.

Strategic Planning Module Strategic planning is a business process that many companies employ to identify their strategic objectives and critical success targets Establishing "Manufacturing Performance"  as a strategic planning objective is a major step toward reaching a company's full growth and earning potentials.

 Value Stream Mapping Module Maps and flowcharts help make work visible. Increased visibility improves communication and understanding, and provides a common frame of reference for those involved with improving business and work process. Value Stream Mapping and Gap Analysis should be the first step in any continuous improvement initiative.

Performance Manufacturing Module - Financial numbers may tell us who's winning the war, but it takes a motivational measurement system to win all the battles along the way.  Remember, "without data you're just another opinion."

Sales & Operations Planning Module - How to improve the integration of sales forecasts and master scheduling. Reduce MRP day-to-day shop and supplier take action nervousness to improve shop and customer on-time deliveries.

Kaizen Management Module -  If your business team can handle only one strategic initiative at a time, then let it be the implementation of a “quick-hitting” continuous improvement program based on DMAIC. There just isn’t any other more important program in our pursuit of profits.

Supply Chain Management Module -  Material handling and storage are two of business’s high cost, non-value added activities. The elimination of the stock room, as it is known today, should be a critical success target of all businesses. It’s time to realize that there is much more to supply chain management than simply placing purchase orders with the lowest price bidder.

Lean Manufacturing Module - If your company needs to increase speed, improve quality while reducing non-value added costs this module has the road map. Many of the manufacturing concepts, principles and techniques presented are applicable to all industries.  


The Manufacturing Management Development Program

The Process:

 1.  Place order for participant in the Manufacturing Management
      Development Program.
 2.  Participant receives his/her first library module via download.
Participant reviews and studies the material at his/her place
      and at his/her pace.

 4.  E-coaching support is always available from Bill Gaw via
      email during the program and beyond. (Bill provides prompt
      replies to any and all questions.)

Participants write a one page, 500 word presentation paper
      of the importance of what they learned and e-mail the paper
      to Bill Gaw for review and comments.
 6.  Bill Gaw reviews the paper and provides positive feedback. If
      a rewrite is required, e-coaching is provided.
 7.  The next library module is sent upon acceptance of prior
      presentation paper.
Participant repeats steps 3 through 7 until final presentation
      paper is accepted.
Participant, with the help of Bill Gaw's e-Coaching, plans
      and leads
a pilot kaizen event. Results are documented and
      a copy of summary report is sent to executive management.
10. Business Basics' Manufacturing Management Development
      Program completion certificate is presented upon comple-
      tion of the program.


And, most important... Bill Gaw remains the participants' e-coach helping him/her overcome change initiative objections and roadblocks while putting their manufactur-ing management knowledge and skills to work during the kaizen event.

Past participants have completed the program in a range of 6 to 14 weeks. (But it's always at the participants pace)

Participation is Limited

Participation in Bill Gaw's program is limited. Bill works with a limited number of participants at any given time. So if there is interested in his program, don't delay, take action today.



Here's what Larry Franciscus had to say about
Bill's Manufacturing
e-Coaching Program.


Thank you so much for the kind words. I really enjoyed learning in this manner.  It is not just the regurgitation of information. There had to be an understanding of the material to write an effective paper in 500 words. I will definitely take you up on your offer to help in the future. Enjoyed the experience and will recommend to others.


Larry Franciscus, Philips Lighting, Salina, KS


Our Company

For more than 15 years, our 1700 plus customers and 15,000 plus Manufacturing Management Best Practices Bulletin Subscribers have looked to Business Basics as a trusted developer of manufacturing management development materials... knowledge and implementation know-how that's helping individuals and companies exceed their goals and expectations.

Our customer list speaks for itself. These companies are serious, as we know you are, about reaching their company's full growth and earning potentials. To review  a partial list of our customers, simply click here -->our customers.


Manufacturing Management Development Program.
It's the "e-Coaching" that really counts!

"Bill Gaw's approach is focused on the "how to." Unlike training materials that tell you only what you need to do... Bill's presents what you need to do and then he shows you how to do it. Much of my career success is attributed to his personal coaching.                                      
                                    T.J. Imholte, VP Integrated Systems
                                                   Advance Storage Products

"Bill is one of the most prolific individuals in the consulting industry and profession. He is a true thought leader and a great coach -- one of the best. His advice is golden and he has the respect of his colleagues worldwide. We all religiously read his articles and newsletter because they are informative, educational and right on the mark."                                     

            Phil Andrews,
Business Development, Project Manager



   A supporter saying it better than we can::

"Bill has helped me a lot, either by providing clear and precise directions whenever I asked, or by sharing much of his deep knowledge in his Website, Managing, with excellence, the combination of sound theoretical knowledge with successful "hands-on" expertise, Bill is certainly one of the few persons I'd classify as "Mentor of the Coaches! "

Paulo Lindgren Lean Six-Sigma Consultant
and MBA/M.Sc. Professor"

What is the Cost?

Much less than you would imagine. In fact, we make the program affordable so that it can fit easily within your company's training budget. We want your company to benefit from Bill Gaw's manufacturing knowledge, experiences and e-coaching and to do that is to make it affordable. Here's what is included:

The Manufacturing Management Development Library. (Price: $497.00)

Professional e-coaching (An $1800.00 Value)

A $2297.00 Value for $1876.00
A Savings of $421.00

Manufacturing Management Development
Program with e-Coaching by Bill Gaw


(Or 4-Monthly Payments of $494.00)

Enroll someone in Bill's Manufacturing Management Development Program today at the special discount price of $1876.00. That's a savings of $421.00 and thousands of dollars less than sending leaders to relevant seminars and work-shops and with Bill's "been there, done that" e-coaching you're guaranteed better results.

Past participants have completed the program in a range of 6 to 14 weeks. The program progresses at the participants pace.

Manufacturing Management Development Program that's helping individuals:

*  Become outstanding leaders/managers/executives
*  Focus their energy on the significant issues
*  Transform their work environment from drudgery to fun
*  Minimize day-to-day stress levels
*  Master the basics of team empowerment
*  Exceed their team goals and expectations
*  Reach their full growth and earning potentials.

Manufacturing Management Development Program that's helping companies:

*  Optimize their manufacturing success
*  Successfully integrate lean manufacturing with MRP
*  Improve speed, quality, and eliminate non-value-added costs
*  Eliminate the high cost of end-of-the-month scramble
*  Improve customer on-time delivery of high quality products/service
*  Gain control of inventories and optimize their turnover
*  Increase team contribution to the company's growth and bottom line.

A Recent Graduate's Feedback

Dear Bill,

I am very pleased that I discovered your website so I could take advantage of the Manufacturing Certification program.  I was looking for something that provided practical information that I could use immediately and your e-coaching is exactly what I was looking for.  

Your experience in implementing a lean culture obviously shows as the material contains many examples of how each lean tool was applied.  I am very impressed with the breadth of your experiences across a company, from the executive’s office to the shop floor. 

Your coaching throughout the certification was very helpful and I am looking forward to keeping in touch and taking advantage of your offer to assist me at any time. Thank you very much.

V. A. Ames, Project Manager, Sematech

Our Guarantee says it all  

Believe this, we will never consider your purchase binding until completion of the  Manufacturing Management Development Program. We know that you, like our other customers, will be thrilled with the results. In fact, we are so convinced that this program will work for you and your company that if you aren't completely satisfied at the end of the program, simply request an immediate refund of your purchase price. 


Remember, if one continues to work the same way, he/she is going to get the same results. The next move is up to you. I've shown you that this program is as risk free
as an offer can come. You and I know that if you've read this far, you're seriously interested in bringing sanity to your day-to-day work environment and helping your company exceed its goals and expectations.


If you still have questions, please contact Bill Gaw at your convenience:

                     760-945-5596 or

Order by Credit Card: Place your order via our secure order form, We'll send buyer immediate confirmation by return email. The first tutorial Section will be delivered via an email download file and participants can start their program within 24 hours of our receipt of your order, (In their place and at their pace). To order, just click on the secure order bar below the credit card icons.

If the participant is not the order placer, please enter the participants information in the "ship to" section of the secure order form.


If you prefer 4 monthly payments of $494.00, click on the secure order bar below.

The total cost of this program is less
than a 1-day, on site, consulting fee.

The Ball is in Your Court

If you think this this program will help your company but you're not in a position to place an order, may I suggest that you forward this Web page to your CEO/President and/or your "make-it-happen" leader. They may thank you for your interest and initiative.

To open the
"Forward to" form:


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nor the Harvard Business School Press.  

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