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Bill Gaw's Back-to-Basics Manufacturing,
10-Mini-Courses e-Library

Back-to-Basics knowledge that's helping individuals and  companies reach their full growth and earning
potentials by solving these challenges:

   Part Shortages - Excess Inventory - Late Shipments -
Scrap and Rework - Customer Complaints -
Poor Quality - "End-Of-Quarter Crunch

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How?  By Creating a "Back-to-Basics Culture!"

Many historic, recurring day-to-day problems (perhaps the same problems that plague your operation) can be permanently eliminated by a tenacious execution of Bill's "10-Basics of Back-to-Basics Manufacturing."

10-Basics for individual and team empowerment
10-Basics for increasing speed while improving quality
10-Basics for improving customer responsiveness
10-Basics for eliminating non-value-added costs
10-Basics for tenacious continuous improvement
10-Basics for implementing point-of-use supply chain
10-Basics for creating a fun working environment
10-Basics for individual growth and earnings
10-Basics for creating a winning culture.

I realize the word "BASICS" is not very sexy. But it is a very important thing to understand. 

Mastering the manufacturing basics of what has worked in the past establishes the foundation needed to successfully implement and optimize the change initiatives of today and tomorrow.

The Back-to-Basics Manufacturing,
10-Mini-Courses e-Library

The e-Library is a grouping of 10 Mini-Courses with a total of 357 PowerPoint charts and graphs with note page content plus "lessons learned" from a manufacturing "been there, done that" professional The
e-library is
delivered via Internet download and can be installed on all Internet devices and a company's Intranet.

The Back-to-Basics Manufacturing,
10-Mini-Course e-Library

Basic No. 1: Strategic Planning & Tactical Execution

Strategic planning is a business process that many companies employ to identify their critical success targets that set the course for future growth and profits.

Basic No. 2: Sales & Operations Planning

Bringing sanity to shop floor and supplier scheduling requires continuously improving the integration of sales forecasts, master schedules and day-to-day schedules.

Basic No. 3: Point-of-Use Supply Chain Management

Companies will never achieve best-in-class manufacturing expectations as long as business leaders continue to talk about value-added supplier partnerships, while continuing to deal with their suppliers as adversaries.

Basic No. 4: Information Integrity -

MRPII/ERP expectations will not be achieved when day-to-day production and manufacturing/supply chain control  systems are driven  by  inaccurate,  untimely  and  uncontrolled data and/or documentation.

Basic No. 5: Value Stream Mapping -

Analysis of the processes which the maps represent can help you increase customer satisfaction by identifying actions to reduce process cycle time, decrease defects, reduce costs, establish customer-driven process performance measures, reduce non-value-added steps, and increase productivity are a few.

Basic No. No. 6: Kaizen Management -  

Price Pritchett puts it this way," Without Kaizen, you and your employer will gradually lose ground. Eventually, you’ll be “out of business,” because the competition never stands still."

Basic No. No. 7: Performance Management -

Financial numbers may tell us who's winning the war, but it takes a motivational balanced scorecard measurement system to win all the battles along the way.  Remember, without data management is just another opinion.

Basic No. No. 8: Cycle Time Management -

If your business teams can handle only one strategic initiative at a time, then let it be the implementation of a cycle time reduction  program. There just isn’t any other more important program in our pursuit of profits.

Basic No. No. 9: Sequential Production -

Effective shop floor control has proven elusive as  we have upgraded our manufacturing  control  system from  MRP  to MRPII  and  then  to ERP. To capture control of shop floor activities, we  need  to  stop beating  a “dead horse”  and implement  the  Sequential Production Process. The winners are!

Basic No. No. 10: Production Linearity -

Companies will never achieve their full growth and profit potential if they produce more than 25% of their monthly shipment plan in the last week of the month or more than 33% of their quarterly shipment plan in the last month of the quarter. As companies struggle to remain competitive, one of the strategies by which gains in speed, quality and costs can be achieved is to pursue and achieve linear production.

Train the Trainer Manual Should you decide to use your mini-courses for team member training, we include a hard copy of an effective training methodology... a vital train-the-trainer e-book.

Our Company

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

Our PowerPoint-Plus mini-courses 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 successful back-to-basics, manufacturing transformation.

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

The Power of Coaching

One of the most commonly cited keys to a successful Manu-facturing transformation is having a great coach. Whether you're in the trenches or you're working your way up the corporate ladder, the experience of someone who's "been there, done that" can be invaluable. Throughout the e-Library Mini-Courses,  Bill Gaw provides expert knowledge, support, empathy, respect and, most important, the wisdom of many  years of experience.


Our Customers

Our customer list speaks for itself. These companies are serious, as we know you are, about optimizing company results and improving their bottom line. Below is a partial list of customers using Bill Gaw's’ training materials in their pursuit of Best-in-Class Performance:


Johnson and Johnson

Honeywell International


Louisiana State University

St. Jude Medical Inc.

Pitney Bowes

Corio Consulting

Engineering National Optronics 


Cannon Instrument Company

Johnson Controls, Inc.  

Ya Hsin Electronics (Suzho)

Parker Hannifin Corp

APEX Tooling Group

Maxwell Technology       

Florida State University

Federal-Mogul Ignition

Lifenet Health

TRW Corporation        

Siemens Energy

Philips Medical Systems

HP de Mexico

Volvo Construction Eqmt

Dana Corporation

Duke University 


Goebel Consulting Group


Back-to-Basics, Manufacturing Training
It's the "how to" that really counts!

"Bill Gaw's training is focused on the "how to." Unlike other training materials that tell you only what you need to do... Bill's training presents what you need to do and then he shows you how to do it."  

 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 newsletters because they are informative, educational and right on the mark."

Phil Andrews,
Business Development, Project Manager

“Bill's experience and the resources he provides are first rate and of great practical value for both the experienced manager wishing to push improvement in their business as well as people at the beginning of their careers who need to understand the basics of making businesses effective”

Quentin Kopp, a recommendation


What Does It Cost?

Much less than you would imagine. In fact, we make the e-Library affordable so that it can fit easily within your personal or company's training budget. We want you and your company to hear what Bill Gaw has to say about Back-to-Basics Manufacturing.


A Very Special Offer

Each mini-course has a selling price of $96.00 for a total price of $970.00. For this special offer we have discount-ed the e-Library 49%...

Time Payment Plan Available

Order your e-Library today at a special price of only $395.00.  That's a $475.00 savings and thousands of dollars less than the price of attending workshops. With Mr. Gaw's expert commentary and "lessons learned" it's like having a guru guide you personally through his methodology. And, you'll have all the training materials for future reference; not just a memory of the last seminar/Webinar.


>>>> Plus A Buy Now Bonus <<<<

The Thinking Outside-the-Box Workshop

If you purchase the e-Library today, we'll add our "Thinking Outside the Box PowerPoint Workshop as a bonus. (A $497.00 Value).

It is proven. It encapsulates time tested principles that produce powerful results.

It is Practical. It provides a Thinking-Outside-the-Box  toolbox  which provides you with techniques and guidelines to apply your thinking outside the box skills.

It is effective.  It can be done at your own  convenient time and you do not need to take time off from work.

It is complete. It contains 106 PowerPoint slides with ample  commentary to clarify even the most complex graphics.

Our Guarantee says it all 


Believe this, we 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 your e-library will work for you that if you're not completely satisfied for any reason at any time, simply let us know and we'll immediately refund your purchase price. You simply can't lose.

Two Ways To Order

Order by PayPal or credit card: Place your order via PayPal's secure order forms,  we'll send a copy of your paid invoice and your e-Library and Bonus via Internet download files and you'll have them at your place within 24 hours. To place your order, simply click on the orange button above the credit card icons. You'll find the credit card link just below the PayPal option. (The order form is encrypted for your security)

Back-to-Basics Manufacturing, 10-Mini-Courses e-Library plus special bonus.... Price:$495.00


Time Payment Plan

Back-to-Basics Manufacturing, 10-Mini-Courses e-Library
Number of payments 4
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Total $500.00 USD
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