Home Page

Bill Gaw

Who is Bill Gaw?

And why should we
listen to him?


A Special Gift for My Back-to-Basics Believers

The Bill Gaw, Back-to-Basics, Lean
Manufacturing e-Library

Lean Manufacturing "back-to-basics" knowledge and
implementation skills that are helping individuals
and companies take their lean manufacturing 
transformation to a higher level.


privacy policy

Agent, Business, Call, Center



Henry Ford: Created Lean Manufacturing Basics..... It's not rocket silence.

Henry Ford first introduced lean manufacturing BASICS at his River Rouge operation in 1920. Using his lean basics as the 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, to machining the engine block, to building the engine and shipping it in a final assembled car in an astonish-ing 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 mastering the BASICS of football.

It’s amazing how many individuals and companies have great visions yet fail to achieve their full growth and earning poten-tials. 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 know-ledge and how-to for executing the BASICS of their business and profession. 

Why have most lean manufacturing transformations failed to pro-duce best-in-class, manufacturing companies?

A primary reason for failure is the ack of continuous improvement of their  successfully launched lean transformation. Manufacturing is in a constant state of change. You can't just effect a successful lean transformation and think that you have become a best-in-class lean manufacturer.

Best-in-class, lean manufacturing companies create a synergistic, win-win, workplace culture by continuously developing self-directed work teams and empowering them to performance beyond all expectations. They realize and accept the fact that to remain a best-in-class manufacturer they must continuously improve their lean manufacturing transformation.

Mastering the Basics of Lean Manufacturing
as presented via Bill Gaw's Lean Tutorial e-Library

First let me acknowledge that my tutorial e-library is not equal to the depth of knowledge presented by professional LEAN and 6Sigma certification programs.

However, using my tutorial .ppt and .pdf e-Library for team training and empower-ment can produce faster and better results. Why? Because they focus on the 'how-to basics' via case studies of my three successful transformation.

Mastering the 10-Basics of Lean Manufacturing

Many historic, recurring day-to-day problems (perhaps the same pro-blems that plague your operation) can be permanently eliminated by
a tenacious execution of my 10-Basics of Lean 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 a point-of-use supply chain
10-Basics for creating a fun workplace environment
10-Basics for individual growth and higher earnings
10-Basics for achieving best-in-class performance

I realize the word "BASICS" is not very sexy. But it is a very important thing to understand. Mastering best-in-class 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 Library contains 10-e-Tutorials covering the 10 basics of Best-in-Class Lean Manufacturing with a total of 357 charts and graphs with relevant case study narratives plus "lessons learned."  

Team leaders study their e-tutorials, print relevant sections, and highlight passages that are important for understanding and executing best-in-class, manufacturing change initiatives. The resultant plans are used for guiding, empowering, self-directed teams to achievements beyond expectations.

The e-Library is delivered via Internet in both .pdf and .ppt downloads and can be installed on all Internet devices and a company's training platform.

10-Basics of LEAN Manufacturing as presented via Bill Gaw's Back-to-Basics e-Tutorial Library

e-Tutorial 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. If LEAN basics are not in the plan as a  strategic objective.... they will never produce to expectations.

e-Tutorial No. 2: Sales & Operations Planning -

Bringing sanity to shop floor and supply chain scheduling require continuously improving the integration of sales forecasts, master schedules, MRP and day-to-day scheduling.

e-Tutorial No. 3: Point-of-Use Supply Chain Management

Companies will never achieve their manufacturing expectations as long as business leaders continue to talk about value-added supplier partnerships, while continuing to deal with their suppliers as adversaries. Most stockroom are obsolete and huge non value added contributors. How and why  a point-of use supply chain is required for lean success.

e-Tutorial No. 4: Information Integrity -

Lean Manufacturing expectations will not be achieved when day-to-day production and supply chain control  systems are driven  by  inaccurate, untimely  and  uncontrolled Sales, MRP and engineering performance..

e-Tutorial No. 5: Value Stream Mapping -

Analysis of the processes which VS 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.

e-Tutorial No. 6: Kaizen (CI) 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."

e-Tutorial No. 7: Performance Management -

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

e-Tutorial 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.

e-Tutorial No. 9: Sequential and Linear Production -

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 implement and optimize  sequential and linear production processes.

e-Tutorial No. 10: Empowered, Self-directed Work Team Development -

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 working your way up the corporate ladder, the experience of someone who's "been there, done that" can be invaluable. Throughout the Library e-Tutorials,  Bill Gaw provides expert knowledge, support, empathy, respect and, most important, the wisdom of many years of successful, lean manufacturing experience.

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 educational, informative, humorist 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


Our Customers

Our customer list speaks for itself. These companies are serious, as I know you are, about optimizing their company results and improving their bottom line. Below is a partial list of 1900-plus customers using our team training and management development materials in their pursuit of Best-in-Class Lean Manufacturing:


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


These companies have discovered that my back-to-basics training works. They study and apply my basics to skyrocket individual, team, and company performance while creating a win-win workplace culture.

What Does It Cost?

Much less than you would imagine. In fact, I make the tutorial e-Library affordable so that it can fit easily within your personal or company's training budget. I want you and your company to hear what I have to say about Best-in-Class, Lean Manufacturing Transformations..


The Bill Gaw, Back to Basics, Lean Manufacturing, e-Tutorial Library

Retail Price: $495.00

A Special Gift For "Back-to-Basics" Believers

Price: $95.00

Order your Back to Basics Manufacturing, e-Tutorial Library today at a special price of only $95.00.  That a $400 dis-count from my retail price and  thousands of dollars less than the price of attending most professional Lean and/or 6Sigma certification courses.

With expert commentary and "lessons learned" it's like having a Best-in-Class, Lean Manufacturing Professional coach you through his methodology. And, you'll have all the training materials for future reference and training; not just a memory of the last Webinar.

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


My Guarantee says it all 

Believe this, I will never consider your purchase binding until you have reviewed all the material and put it into practice. I know that you, like my other customers, will be thrilled with the results. In fact, I am 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 me know and I'll immediately refund your purchase price. You simply can't lose.

Take Action Now Bonuses

PDF, Overcoming LEAN Obstacles and Cultural Roadblocks

PDF & PPT, Thinking Outside the Box Workshop

PDF, Train the Trainer Manual

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 plus bonuses via Internet download and you'll have them at your place within 24 hours. To place your order, simply click on the orange "Buy Now"  button. You'll find the credit card link just below the PayPal option. (The order form is encrypted for your security)

Bill Gaw's Back-to-Basics,
Lean Manufacturing Tutorial e-Library


Business Basics, LLC

Taking Individual and Company Lean
Manufacturing Performance To a Higher Level

6003 Dassia Way, Oceanside, CA 92056
West Coast: 760-208-9776 

© 2001-2022 Business Basics, LLC