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Good Manufacturing Practices

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This is a wake up call for you and your company.

Last quarter, I mentioned that my business was 
trending toward International sales. It was of a 
concern to me as I would prefer to be educating 
our American industry and not our foreign 

Well during last quarter (April-June), my business 
recorded record International sales. My shipments went 
to 12 different countries and represented 75% of my 
business. I can’t believe that our American 
manufacturing management is allowing our foreign 
competitors to gain a competitive knowledge advantage. 

But, if other education enterprises are experiencing 
similar sales trends, foreign competitors are 
increasing their training investments while American 
companies are moving in the opposite direction. And, 
the results could have a negative long term effect on 
America’s manufacturing growth and profits. To that 
end, I have written the below article for your serious 
consideration and hopefully “take action.”

Have a nice day, keep the faith, and stay connected.

Bill Gaw
Business Basics, LLC


It takes more than quick fixes, stock buybacks and 
token downsizing for manufacturing companies to 
consistently exceed earnings expectations. 

While these strategic options may yield temporary 
financial relief, they are not the way to long term 
growth and profitability. 

For manufacturers to consistently exceed profit 
expectations, they will need to fight it out in the
markets they serve by providing higher quality products 
at competitive prices with shorter lead times or lose 
market share. 


Best options? Speedup business processes, improve 
product/service quality and reduce operational costs. 
A major challenge to your success will be the need 
to upgrade the knowledge of all manufacturing people. 

The ability to learn faster than your competitors 
may be your only sustainable competitive edge.


Steven Covey, Tom Peters and Peter Drucker agree that 
at the top of all management's "must-do" list should 
be an agenda that provides their people with on-going 

This is easy to say but hard to do when faced with the 
day-to-day challenge of running a business. To this 
end, I continue to preach about our E-learning 
tutorials that are helping companies increase their 
manufacturing competitive knowledge. 

The tutorials are all based on successful 
"manufacturing turnaround" experiences and are value 
packed with unique tools, techniques and 


Many of you have received my free mini-tutorial, 
“The 6-Change Initiatives for Personal and Company 

For those of you who have not, I have delineated a 
brief summary of each of the change initiatives below:


Let's wake up to reality - to achieve a company's full 
growth and profit potential, we need to continuously 
improve the effectiveness of MRPII/ERP Systems. 
Demand flow technology not systems sophistication is 
the key to improving performance and results. We need 
to improve MRPII/ERP's inapt shop order "launch and 
expedite" subsystems by implementing Kaizen Based 
Lean Manufacturing (KBLM). Leading companies are using
KBLM to optimize their factory floor operations and
provide a vital contribution to their company's "bottom
line" performance.

To review our relevant e-Tutorial, “Kaizen Based Lean 
Manufacturing,” GO TO:




Financial numbers may tell us we're winning the war, but 
it takes Performance Management to show us how to 
focus our energy and efforts to win each of the battles 
along the way.

To review our relevant e-Tutorial, “Balanced Scorecards,” 



Change Initiative #03 – Total Quality Management 

Any business or company operating successfully must 
have a system to run the business. Then, what is this 
so-called 'Quality System' or 'Quality Management 
System'? Is it something new that can solve all your 
problems? Rest assured ... it is nothing new. It is 
documenting commonsense rules or methods for running 
a business. ISO 9000 is the standard for the winners.

To review our relevant e-Tutorial, “Self-directed 
ISO 9000:2000 Conformance,” GO TO:



Change Initiative #04 - Strategic Planning 

Strategic planning is a business process that many 
companies employ to identify their critical success 
factors that set the course for future growth and 
profits. Lewis Carroll in "Alice in Wonderland" makes 
a good case for it: "Would you tell me, please, which 
way I ought to go from here?" said Alice. "That 
depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said 
the Cat. "I don't much care where...," said Alice. 
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the 

To review our relevant e-Tutorial, “Strategic Planning 
and Tactical Execution,” GO TO:




Companies will never achieve their full growth and 
profit potential, let alone gain the benefits of their 
supply chain, as long as business leaders continue 
to talk about value-added supplier partnerships while 
continuing to treat their suppliers as adversaries.

Material handling and inventory storage are two of 
manufacturing's high cost, non-value-added activities. 
The elimination of the stock room, as it is known 
today, should be a strategic objective of all 
manufacturers. Moving materials to their point-of-use 
is not a new concept, the auto industry has done it 
from its beginning and all industries have had success 
with point-of-use, low cost hardware.

To review our relevant e-Tutorial, “Kaizen Based Supply 
Chain Management,” GO TO: 




The purpose of this change imitative is to help 
companies identify and achieve their full growth and 
profit potentials. It provides participants an 
opportunity to learn how to build a foundation for 
successful Six Sigma implementation

No significant change initiative, e.g. MRP, ERP, TQM, 
lean manufacturing, and Six Sigma can be successful 
unless certain key business basics have been put in 
place and mastered. In my experience, directing a 
change initiative project such as Six Sigma without 
first identifying and mastering the relevant business 
basics is an effort doomed to failure.

To review our relevant e-Tutorial, “Lean Six Sigma,” 



Leading edge companies are using our cost-effective 
e-tutorials to train their people on a time available 
basis. Our training methodology is for anyone ... 
anywhere ... anytime or can be used for in-house 
PowerPoint presentations for self-directed teams. 

If your manufacturing team is perplexed by shop floor 
chaos, end-of-the-month scrambling, problem fire-
fighting and/or inter-department finger-pointing, you 
need help. Our e-tutorials are a sound option.

Isn’t it time that you took the “bull by the horns,”
identified the change initiative that would help your 
company the most, and go to the referenced Web site 
page and place an e-Tutorial order. 

Believe this, I will never consider your purchase 
binding until you have reviewed all the material and 
put it into practice. We know that you, like our other 
customers, will be thrilled with the results. In fact, 
we are so convinced that the e-Tutorial will work for 
you that if you aren't completely satisfied for any 
reason at any time, simply return it for an immediate 
refund of your purchase price. You simply can't lose.

Remember, if you continue to work the same way, you're 
going to get the same results. The next move is up to 
you. I've shown you that our e-Tutorial are as risk 
fr<ee 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 yourself and your company achieve their 
full growth and earnings potential.

So, “take action,” order your e-Tutorial today. 
Determine the change initiative most important to your
company’s growth and profit and “CLICK ON” the relevant 
Web site page link and your on the way to better times.


Manufacturing leaders have a responsibility to 
educate and train their team members. 20-World 
Class Manufacturing, cost-effective, training 
modules are just a click away:



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6003 Dassia Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
West Coast: 760-945-5596


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