Certified Lean-Operations Excellence
The Reality of Transforming Knowledge into Action
Most leaders attend training programs and conferences with great expectations? They leave motivated and inspired and ready to apply everything they learned to help their team and company become "best-in-class" but because of process constraints and status quo road-blocks... their plans never get fully implemented.
Below are not our words… they’re the words of Mike Myatt in an article published in Forbes.com. Mike is recognized by Thinkers50 as one of the preeminent management thinkers globally, he is 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.
programs don’t even come
”While training is often accepted
as productive, it rarely is.
”Don’t train leaders, coach them,
mentor them, disciple them,
”Training is something leaders
dread and will try to avoid,
Such writings inspired Bill Gaw to develop a Management Development Program with one-on-one e-Coaching. The program marries Mr. Myatt's management development philosophy with Bill's "been there, done that" lean manufacturing and operation excellence knowledge and "make-it-happen" skills. The result was the creation of the:
Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion (CLMC) ---
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Participation in Bill Gaw's program is limited. Bill works with a limited number of participants so don't delay, take action today.
Operation Excellence Mini-Courses
e-Course 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. Manufacturing participation in the process is crucial to assure support of company strategic objective.
e-Course 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. The effective management of the SOP process is critical to profit maximization and customer service.
e-Course No. 3: Point-of-Use Supply Chain Management -Companies will never achieve their lean manufacturing expectations as long as business leaders continue to talk about value-added supplier partnerships, while continuing to deal with their suppliers as adversaries. And, the elimination of the stockroom (a high non-value added contributor), as we know it today, should be high priority on the "to do" list.
e-Course 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.
e-Course No. 5: Performance Management - Financial numbers may tell us who's winning the war, but it takes a motivational performance/balanced scorecard measurement system to win all the battles along the way. Remember, without data lean champions are just another opinion.
e-Course No. 6: Value Stream Mapping - Analysis of the processes which the maps represent 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-Course No. 7: Kaizen Management - If your business team can handle only one strategic initiative at a time, then let it be the implementation of a “quick-hitting” kaizen program. There just isn’t any other more important manufacturing program in our pursuit of profits.
e-Course No. 8: Sequential Production and Team Dynamics- 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 and Team Dynamics. The winners are!.
e-Course No. 9: Cycle Time Management - If your manufacturing team can handle only one kaizen project at a time, then let it be the reduction of total build/test cycle time. There just isn’t any other more important control factor in our pursuit of cost reduction and customer satisfaction.
e-Course 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.
Professional e-Coaching by Bill Gaw
One of the most commonly cited keys to success is having a great coach. Whether leaders are in the trenches or working their way up the corporate ladder, the experience of someone who's "been there, done that" can be invaluable. During the program, Bill Gaw provides expert knowledge, support, empathy, respect and, most important, the wisdom of experience.
"Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion" (CLMC) Certificate:
I am very pleased that I discovered your website so I could take advantage of the Lean Manufacturing Certification program. I was looking for something that provided practical information that I could use immediately and your e-coaching is exactly what I was looking for.
Your experience in implementing a lean culture obviously shows as the material contains many examples of how each lean tool was applied. I am very impressed with the breadth of your experiences across a company, from the executive office to the shop floor.
Your coaching throughout the certification was very helpful and I am looking forward to keeping in touch and taking advantage of your offer to assist me at any time. Thank you very much.
V. A. Ames,
Project Manager, Sematech
Thank you very much for everything Bill, it means a lot that you took time from your busy schedule to talk and coach me through the program.
Thank you so very much for everything, I can't believe that this is over. I enjoyed immensely all the material and I will always apply in my work all that I learned from you. I can't wait to add this to my resume...
I can't tell you enough times how much I enjoyed the whole program, and mostly I can't believe how much I learned. Taking this program was one of the smartest decisions I ever made and I thank you for putting out the offer.
Lucia Sabou, Manufacturing Leader
Note: Lucia completed her program in a
2-months. Prior range was 3 to 8 months.
For more than 15 years, our customers and newsletter subscribers have looked to Business Basics as a trusted developer of lean manufacturing training materials... manufacturing knowledge and implementation know-how that's helping individuals and companies exceed their goals and expectations.
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Much less than you would imagine. In fact, we make the program affordable so that it can fit within your personal or company's training budget. We want your company to benefit from Bill Gaw's lean manufacturing knowledge and experiences and to do that is to make it affordable.
10-Best-in-Class, Lean Manufacturing e-Courses ($670.00)
Professional e-coaching by Bill Gaw (A value of $3000.00)
A $3670.00 Value for $1496.00
(Time payment option available)
A Savings of 59 %
* Become a better operations leader
* Focus your energy on the significant issues
* Optimize MRP/ERP and other business processes
* Gain control of inventories and optimize their turnover
* Reduce your organization's day-to-day stress level
* Master Best-in-Class Lean Manufacturing methodology
* Improve customer on-time product delivery and service
* Eliminate non-value-added activities and related costs.
Larry Franciscus, Philips Lighting, Salina, KS
We know that you, like our other customers, will be thrilled with the results. In fact, we are so convinced that this certification program will work for you that if you aren't completely satisfied at the end of the program, simply request an immediate refund of your purchase price.
Remember, if manufacturing leader continues to work the same way, he/she is going to get the same results. The next move is up to you. I've shown you that this certification program is as risk free 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 your company reach its full growth and earning potentials.
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To Order by Credit Card: Place your order via our secure order form, We'll send immediate confirmation by return email. The first Best-in-Class e-Course will be delivered via an Internet download and your operations/ manufacturing leader can start the program within 24 hours of our receipt of your order. To order, just click on the secure order bar below the credit card icons.
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