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



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Why Do Most Manufacturing Initiatives Fail to Meet Expectations?

A while back, the Aberdeen Group, published their “Lean Benchmark 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 deployment 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 Transformation Training... It's the BASICS, Friend!

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.


The Japanese used Ford's manufacturing basics, Juran's quality basics and Deming's management basics to create the founda-tion for achieving world class manufacturing commonly referred to as the Toyota Production System.

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 doing the BASICS very well. 

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. 

What Everyone Ought to Know About Training

Believe it... "there is no free lunch!"

If you search the Internet for manufacturing training materials, you'll come across a ton of stuff... and most of it free.

Now we've had people tell us that there is no need to purchase anything because "you can get so much free stuff on the net."  

Admittedly, there is a ton of free stuff on the net...and if you put it all together you'd probably have over a zillion hours of YouTube videos, and a zillion pages of white papers and case studies.  

So if you had over a zillion hours of YouTube videos, and a zillion pages of white papers and case studies would you and your company realize your full growth and earning potentials?  

Let me answer that for you... NOOOOOO! 

Unfortunately, even most "not for free" manufacturing training materials fail to meet buyer expectations because they are either:

*  EBooks with little or no effective graphics to optimize learning

*  PowerPoint presentations with no commentary and "lesson learned"
   to drive home the “how to” of lean tools and techniques

*  Videos that deliver information at super speeds but with
   comprehension difficulties

*  Seminars/webinars that present a lot of materials however
   most attendee’s retention rate is less than 25% and relev-
   ant, at-home transformations rarely get started.

Bill Gaw's Unique, PowerPoint-Plus, Knowledge Transfer

Bill's lean Manufacturing knowledge transfer packages includes powerful, PowerPoint charts and graphics, "plus" annotated note pages with “how to make-it-happen” commentary and "lessons learned." by a "been there, done that" lean manufacturing champion.

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 tutorials, Bill Gaw provides expert knowledge, support, empathy, respect and, most important, the wisdom of "been there, done that" experience. and, he's always just an email away.

The PowerPoint-Plus Advantage

Customers study their PowerPoint-Plus, materials, print sections and highlight relevant passages that are important to understanding and master. The resultant guidelines are used for team empowerment, motivation and the successful implementation of their change initiatives.... e-Books, basic PowerPoint presentations, videos, and seminars/webinars just don’t close to the performance results generated by Bill Gaw's PowerPoint-Plus Tutorials.


Lean Manufacturing Knowledge and Training Menu:

Options for Individuals:

Lean Manufacturing Transformation

Performance Management Training

Supply Chain Management Training

Strategic Planning and Tactical Execution Training

Lean Manufacturing Certification Program

Options for: DIY Team Training

Lean Manufacturing, DIY, Training Program-in-a-Box

Lean  Manufacturing, PowerPoint-Plus, CD Library

Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game

Options for: Consulting and Coaching:

Mike Osterling's Manufacturing Assessment and  Action Planning

Enrique Mora's Kaizen Event Training and Implementation

 Bill Gaw's Manufacturing Management Development Program

Lean Manufacturing Knowledge and skills that you'll
not find in the books at neither
in the APICS Library nor the Harvard
Business School Press.  

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