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Do-it-Yourself, Team Training Program

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Why Most Manufacturing Transformations Fail to Meet Expectations

A primary reason is lack of effective training. It's not an "add water and stir" business process. You can't just decide one day to become Back-to-Basics and think it will happen overnight. You need to determine what constraints are impeding your ability to increase speed, improve quality, and eliminate non-value-added activities. And, then you need to develop and implement Back-to-Basics manufacturing techniques and practices for identifying and eliminating their root causes.

The Back-to-Basics Lean Manufacturing,
Do-it-Yourself, Team Training Program

Part I: Showtime!  Manufacturing Simulation Game

     What I hear... I forget, 
                               What I see... I remember,
                                                         What I do ... I understand

Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game Lean Mfg. Simulation Game

The first challenge of a training program is how to rally company-wide support, commitment and participation. To achieve that, a company's training program must first and foremost communicate the reason for the change, the participation required, and the need for company-wide commitment. Simulation exercises demonstrating the "before and after" are an excellent solution to this challenge.

The Back-to-Basics manufacturing simulation game adds pizzazz and effectiveness to a manufacturing company's training program. It communicates the need for and gains company-wide commitment and relevant support for their BTB Manufacturing Transformation.

The simulation game is carried out with hands-on participation by team members that will setup MRP (Push) and BTBM (Pull) production simulations for the purpose of demonstrating and comparing the effectiveness of two manufacturing methods.

Detailed instructions describe how each exercise is to be set up and carried out. Also instructions on what non-participants should be watching and recording for an after game "Forum."

For complete details, click here: Back-to-Basics Manufacturing Simulation Game

A Customer's Testimonial:

We have been using Bill Gaw's ShowTime! Manufacturing Simulation Game for well over five years and have used it to introduce over 40 team members to BTB Manufacturing concepts. It allows the trainees to experience the difference between the MRP "push" system vs. the BTBM "pull" system. Classroom training has its' place, but this simulation really hammers home the difference between the two different scenarios. Experiencing the difference is much more powerful than simply learning about it.

Bill has also been very responsive when we have had questions or needed additional supplies or insight. I would ,without reservation, recommend Showtime! to anyone searching for a simulation to demonstrate the benefits of Back-to-Basics Manufacturing.

Tom Doyle,
Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Engineering
National Optronics


Part II:
Bill Gaw's e-Library: "10-Basics of Back-to-Basics Lean Manufacturing."

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 Lean Manufacturing.

10-Basics for optimizing and sustaining growth and profits
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 transforming a vision into reality
10-Basics for exceeding goals and expectations
10-Basics for creating a fun working environment
10-Basics for individual growth and earnings
10-Basics for creating a winning culture.

The e-Library is a grouping of 10 mini-Courses that are delivered via Internet download and can be installed on all Internet devices and a company's Intranet. You'll also be able to print hard copies and create an effective reference binder for your company trainer. (Training package also includes a "Train-the-Trainer" Manual and  a .ppt presentation: "How to Overcome Objections and Road-blocks" .)

Mini-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.

Mini-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.

Mini-Course No. 3: Point-of-Use Supply Chain Management

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

Mini-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.

Mini-Course 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.

Mini-Course 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."

Mini-Course 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.

Mini-Course 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.

Mini-Course 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!

Mini-Course 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.

Our PowerPoint-Plus, Mini-Courses include powerful PowerPoint charts and graphics, "plus" annotated note pages with "slide commentary" and "lessons learned" by Bill Gaw, a "been there, done that professional. A value added, learning experience on "how to" plan, implement and optimize a BTB Manufacturing Transformation.  

Our customers study the Mini-Course's content, print relevant sections, and highlight passages that are important for understanding and executing change initiatives. The resultant blueprint is used for empowering their teams to achievements beyond expectations.

One of the keys to success 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 his knowledge transfer Bill Gaw provides expert know-how, support, empathy, respect and most important, the wisdom of experience.

Our Customers

For more than 15 years, our 1900 plus customers and 15,000 plus newsletter subscribers have looked to Business Basics as a trusted developer of training materials and management development programs that are helping individuals and companies reach their full growth and earning potentials

Our customer list speaks for itself. These companies are serious, as we know you are, about optimizing company results and improving their bottom line. To review  a partial list of customers:

Simply click here --->:  our customers


Back-to-Basics Lean 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 tutorials presents what you need to do and then using PowerPoint graphs and charts, dialog and lessons learned 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


The Back-to-Basics Lean Manufacturing,
Do-it-Yourself, Team Training Program

What Does It Cost?

To help you realize the full benefits of your Lean  Manufacturing, Back-to-Basics, Do-it-Yourself, Team Training Program, It includes all the below training materials:

1. BTB Manufacturing Simulation Game (Price $596.00)

2. Bill Gaw's e-Library: 10-Basics of  Back-to-Basics
(Price $970.00)

Mini-Course No. 1: Strategic Planning & Tactical  Execution

Mini-Course No. 2: Sales & Operations Planning

Mini-Course No. 3: Point-of-Use Supply Chain Management

Mini-Course No. 4: Information Integrity

Mini-Course No. 5: Value Stream Mapping

Mini-Course No. 6: Kaizen Management

Mini-Course No. 7: Performance Management

Mini-Course No. 8: Cycle Time Management

Mini-Course No. 9: Sequential Production

Mini-Course No. 10: Production Linearity

A $1566.00 value...  discounted 49% for
Special Price of only: $796.00

>>>>> PLUS Bonuses<<<<<

Bonus No. 1: Push vs. Pull Video: If you order during this special offer, we will include a classic, humorous "Stockless Production" manufacturing video. This is the famous "Oldie but Goodie" HP video that demonstrates: Push vs. Pull systems, one-piece-flow,  stockless production, and cycle time management. It helps transform MRP supporters into Back-to-Basics, LEAN advocates..

Bonus No. 2: How to Overcome Objections and Roadblocks  A PowerPoint-Plus Presentation.

Bonus No. 3: Train the Trainer Manual Should you decide to use your .ppt tutorials for team member training, we include a hard copy of an effective training methodology... a vital train-the-trainer resource.

Bonus No. 4: Quality System Toolbox  Provides an early interactive ISO checklist to evaluate current quality system status plus policy manual and procedure templates to assist in quality system documentation.

The Back-to-Basics Lean Manufacturing,
Do-it-Yourself, Team Training Program

Time Payment Plan Available

Order your BTB Lean Manufacturing, Do-it-Yourself, Team Training Program today at a special price of only $796.00.  That's a $770.00 savings and thousands of dollars less than the price of attending relevant workshops. With Mr. Gaw's game instructions and training module expert commentary and "lessons learned" it's like having a BTB Lean Manufacturing Champion,  guide you personally through his Manufacturing methodology. And, you'll have all the training materials for future reference; not just a memory of the last seminar/Webinar.

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 BTB Manufacturing, Do-it-Yourself, Team Training Program 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.

The Ball is in Your Court

Remember, if you continue to work the same way, you're going to get the same results. The next move is up to you. We've shown you that our BTB Lean Manufacturing, Do-it-Yourself, Team Training  Program is as risk free as an offer can be. 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 organization reach your full growth and earning potentials. So as the old commercial said it: "Just do it!".



FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING... If you order during this special offer,  shipping and handling are free. We'll send confirmation by return email and ship your order via USPS priority mail and you'll have it in your hands in 3-4 days, (domestic shipments).

Two Ways To Order

Order by PayPal or credit card: Place your order via our secure order form,  we'll send a copy of your paid invoice and your e-Library via Internet download files same day we receive your order and you'll have them at your desk within 24 hours. Your simulation game will be sent via USPS priority mail and arrive in 3-4 days. 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)

The Back-to-Basics, Lean Manufacturing, Do-it-Yourself, Team Training Program  ($796.00)

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