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Why have most Lean Manufacturing projects failed to achieve best-in-class performance?

The primary reason for failure is the lack of an effective workplace culture. Lean manufacturing is not an "add water and stir" business process. You can't just decide one day to become a "Best-in-Class Lean Manufacturer" and think that
it will happen overnight. In most cases, it requires a workplace culture transformation.

Best-in-class, Lean Manufacturing Companies create a syner-gistic, win-win, workplace culture by developing self-directed work teams and empower them to performance beyond all expectations.

Self-directed, empowered work teams determine what process constraints and cultural roadblocks are impeding their company's ability to increase speed, improve quality, and eliminate non-value-added activities. Then they apply ten basics of best-in-class lean manufacturing to eliminate them.

Many historic, recurring day-to-day problems (perhaps the same problems that plague your operation) will be perm-anently eliminated by the creation of a workplace culture based on the development of self-directed, empowered work teams.

The Bill Gaw, Best-in-Class, Lean Manufacturing, Workplace Culture Transformation Program

Part I: "Showtime!" The MRP (Push) vs. LEAN (Pull)            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 Challenge

The first challenge of a transformation  program is how to rally company-wide support. To achieve that, a company's program must first and foremost communicate 1. the reason for the change, 2. the commitment required, and 3. the need for company- wide participation.

LEAN (Pull) vs., MRP (push) manufacturing simulation exercises communicate the reason for the change, the commitment required and the need for self-directed, empowered, team training.

The simulation exercises are initiated by self directed team members' hands-on participation Detailed instructions describe how each exercise is to be set up and carried out. Also instructions on what non-participants should be noting and recording for the after game "Pros and Cons Forum."

For complete details, click here: "ShowTime!" The Back-to-Basics, Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game

A Customer's Testimonial:

We have been using Bill Gaw's Lean, Lean Manufacturing, Push vs. Pull, Simulation Game for well over five years and have used it to introduce over 40 team members to Lean, Lean Manufacturing concepts. It allows the trainees to experience the difference between the MRP "push" system vs. the Lean "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 this training game! to anyone searching for a simulation to demonstrate the benefits of Lean Manufacturing and self-directed teams

Tom Doyle, Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Engineering
National Optronics


Part II: My .ppt and .pdf e-Library: "10-Best-in-Class, Lean Manufacturing e-Tutorials."

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 self-directed work teams.

The e-Library is a grouping of 10 e-Tutorials (both pdf and .ppt versions) that are delivered via Internet download and can be installed on all Internet devices and a company's training platform.

The e-Library provides gemba proven lean manufacturing know-ledge (what-to-do) and the make-it-happen skills (how-to-do-it) that help develop self-directed, empowered, work team winners.

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.

e-Tutorial 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.

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.

e-Tutorial 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-Tutorial 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.

e-Tutorial 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."

e-Tutorial 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.

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: Self-directed, Empowered  Work Team Development -

A primary reason why many LEAN transformations have not delivered results to expectations is lack of effective training. Successful transformation has come to many companies that have trained and then empowered self-directed work teams.

My pdf and .ppt e-Tutorials include powerful charts and graphics, "plus" relevant commentary and "lessons learned."  A value added, team training program on "how to" plan and implement a workplace culture transformation.  

Self-directed team leaders study the e-Tutorial 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 my knowledge and skills transfer, I provide expert know-how, support, empathy, respect and most important, the wisdom of my experience.

Our Customers

For more than 15 years, my 1900 plus customers and 8,000 plus newsletter subscribers have looked to Business Basics as a trusted developer of training materials and management develop-ment 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 I know you are, about optimizing company results and improving their bottom line. To review  a partial list of customers:

Simply click here --->:  our customers


Lean Manufacturing, DIY-Team 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 real-world 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 lean and effective”

Quentin Kopp, a recommendation



Bill Gaw's, Best-in-Class, Lean Manufacturing, Workplace Culture Transformation Program

What Does It Cost?

To help you realize the full benefits of your Best-in-Class, Lean Manufacturing, Workplace Culture Program, it includes all of the below listed training materials:

1. Bill Gaw's  Back-to-Basics, Manufacturing Simulation
(Retail Price $696)

2. Bill Gaw's .pdf and .ppt e-Library: 10-Back-to-Basics, Lean Manufacturing e-Tutorials. (Retail Price $395 )

e-Tutorial No. 1: Strategic Planning & Tactical  Execution

e-Tutorial No. 2: Sales & Operations Planning

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

e-Tutorial No. 4: Information Integrity

e-Tutorial No. 5: Value Stream Mapping

e-Tutorial No. 6: Kaizen CI

e-Tutorial No. 7: Performance Management

e-Tutorial No. 8: Cycle Time Management

e-Tutorial No. 9: Sequential and Linear Production

e-Tutorial No. 10: Self-Directed Work Team Development


Bill Gaw's, Best-in-Class, Lean Manufacturing, Workplace Culture Transformation Program

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Order your Best-in-Class, Lean Manufacturing, Workplace Culture Transformation Program today at a special price of only $791.00.  That's a $300.00 savings and thousands of dollars less than the price of hiring an outside consulting company.

With expert commentary and "lessons learned" it's like having a Lean Manufacturing Professional coach you through his Lean manufacturing training methodology.

If you feel this workplace transformation 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.

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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 Best-in-Class, Lean Manu-facturing, Workplace Culture Transformation Program will work for you that if you're not completely satisfied for any reason at any time, simply let me 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. I've shown you that my Best-in-Class, Lean Manufacturing, Workplace Culture Transformation 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!".

Order Now Bonuses

BONUS No. 1 

Push vs. Pull Video: If you order during this special offer, we'll include a classic, humorous 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.



BONUS No. 2 

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 only).

Bonus No. 3: Thinking Outside-the-Box Principles Creative thinking skills are required by everybody. Self-directed work team members needs to continuously challenge and expand their ways of thinking to enhance personal and business success.

Bonus No. 4: How to Overcome Objections and Roadblocks   A PowerPoint-Plus Presentation.

Bonus No. 5: Train the Trainer Manual To help facilitators in the delivery of the training materials, I include a hard copy of an effective training methodology... a vital train-the-trainer resource.

Two Ways To Order

Order by PayPal or credit card: Place your order via my secure order form,  we'll send a copy of your paid invoice and your e-Library via Internet download files same day I receive your order and you'll have them at your desk within 24 hours. Your simulation game and video will be sent via USPS priority mail and arrive in 3-5 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)

Bill Gaw's, Lean Manufacturing, Workplace Culture Transformation Program



The Ball is in Your Court

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