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Taking Individual and Company Lean
Manufacturing Performance To a Higher Level

Bill Gaw's, back-to-basics, management development and team training products are helping individuals
and companies continuously improve their lean manufacturing transformation results.

Back-to-Basics With Bill Gaw

Weekly, I send a lean manufacturing, "Back-to-Basics" email with a link to a
article and an occasional Take-a-Break Story. To join our group, simply send me an email with "winner" as your subject and your first name and preferred email address in the body. Send it to: bg@bbasicsllc.com

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Henry Ford: Created Lean Manufacturing BASICS

Henry Ford first introduced lean manufacturing BASICS at his River Rouge operation in 1920. Using his lean basics as the basis for his pro-duction line concept, the Model T Ford plant was able to go from receipt of iron ore to casting the engine block, to machining the engine block, to building the engine and shipping it 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 mast-ering the BASICS of football.

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 knowledge and how-to for mastering the BASICS of their business and profession. 


To date, most manufacturing companies have added six-sigma green/black belts/lean practitioners to help launch their lean manufacturing transformation.

Some companies achieved benefits beyond expectations but recently are experiencing cultural roadblocks and process obstacles. Most others have made the transformation but haven't experienced major gains in productivity nor quality.

In both cases, a lack of a continuous improvement of their initial lean transformation may be preventing empowered, self-directed, work teams from overcoming new and recurring process obstacles and cultural roadblocks.

As most of you know, I'm an affiliate of Transformance Advisers (TA) and re-commend their six-sigma belt and lean transformation programs. Without team members with these credentials, lean transformations are bound to fail to meet expectation.

However, in my 35 year manufacturing career (from the trenches to the front office)  I participated in three major, manufacturing company success stories. Lessons learned by continuously overcoming process obstacles and culture roadblocks led me to documenting my "10-Basics of Lean Manufacturing."

So, if your lean transformation requires continuous improvement, a study and implementation of my 10 basics would be an excellent start.

I have recently updated my back-to-basics, lean manufacturing, management development and team training products. The "WHAT TO DO" and most important the "HOW-TO-DO IT" for achieving a continuously improving lean manufacturing transformation.

Below you'll find my back-to-basics, lean manufacturing, management develop-ment and team training products. The "WHAT TO DO" and most important the "HOW-TO-DO IT" for achieving a continuously improving lean manufacturing transformation.

Both products are available at a special discount
for my "Back-to-Basics

Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion (CLMC)

Lean Manufacturing Training: Certification

Below are the  words of Mike Myatt, 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.

      ”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, actionable.”

Such writings inspired me, Bill Gaw, to develop a Lean Manufacturing, Back-to-Basics, Management Development Program with one-on-one e-Coaching that marries Mr. Myatt's management development philosophy with my "been there, done that" Back-to-Basics, lean manufacturing and operation excellence knowledge and "make-it-happen" skills.

The result was the creation of the program:: Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion (CLMC)

As a Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion you will  have mastered my lean manufacturing, back-to-basics knowledge and how-to-skills."  You'll be fully prepared tp develop, empower and guide, self-directed  team(s) to exceed strategic and operation objectives while contin-uously improving your lean manufacturing transformation success. 

Click here for complete details.

Lean Manufacturing, Back-to-Basics, Training e-Library

Lean Manufacturing Training: Assessment & PlanningKaizen Stock Photo

Most lean manufacturing transformation are not best-in-class. You can't just decide one day to become best-in-class and think it will happen overnight. Even best-in-class lean transformation require continuous improvement or they will slowly loose effectiveness.

1. You need to continuously train and empower self-directed, multi-task work teams to determine what new and recurring obstacles and constraints are impeding your ability to continuously improve the effectiveness of your lean manufacturing transformation.

2. Develop, document and Implement a detailed lean manufacturing transformation improvement plan.

My  Back-to-Basics e-Library will help develop and train (retrain) your manufacturing and operations, self-directed work team (s). They will develop and implement change initiatives that will produce a continuously improving lean manufacturing transformation... producing results beyond expectations. Click here for complete details

If you feel these management development and training products  would help you and your company but you're not in a position to take action,  feel free to forward this special offer accordingly.

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