Bill Gaw

Who is Bill Gaw?

And, why should we
trust him?

A Management Development Program
with e-Coaching by Bill Gaw

This program is not just a course of continuous improvement  principles and techniques by academia to be memorized in order to pass six-sigma, green-belt and black-belt certification exams. 

It's a manufacturing learning adventure, e-coached by a "been there-done that," lean manufacturing professional with a passion for helping individuals and companies reach their full growth and earning potentials.





Objective: Provide professional, lean manufacturing knowledge and "make-it-happen" skills via professional e-coaching for operations leaders with responsibility for achieving company strategic and operation objectives.

Scope: Present a structured program that transfers lean manufacturing  knowledge and implementation know-how via 10-Back-to-Basics, Lean Manufacturing e-Tutorials coupled with professional e-coaching to optimize implementation success.

Result: As a Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion you will  have  mastered the lean manufacturing knowledge and "how to" skills required to develop, empower and guide self-directed  team(s) to exceed strategic and operation objectives. Your team(s) will have the capability to implement a successful lean manufacturing transformation and as important:


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Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion (CLMC) ---
A Bill Gaw Management Development Program

 1.  Place order for participant in the CLMC Program.

 2.  Participants receive their recently updated Lean     Manufacturing ppt & pdf e-Library via internet download.

 3,  Participants review their e-Tutorials and decide
      their preferred sequence. (e-Tutorials are numbered
      01-10 but participants established their preferred
      sequence (In line with their company's needs).

 4.  For e-coaching support, Bill Gaw is always just an
      email away.

 5.  Participants write a one page paper discussing their
      three most important tutorial "take-a-ways" and e-mail
      the paper to Bill for review and comments.

 6.  Bill reviews the "take-a-ways" paper and  provides
      valuable email feedback. If a rewrite is required,
      additional e-coaching is provided via email/Zoom.

 7.  Participant repeats steps 5 and 6 until final e-tutorial
paper is accepted.

 8.  Participant plans and leads a pilot kaizen event.
      Results are documented and a summary report is
      completed. If necessary, Bill Gaw will provide e-
      coaching support.

 9.  "Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion (CLMC)       certificate is presented upon completing the program.


Participation is Limited



Here's what Larry Franciscus had to say about his
Lean Manufacturing Champion Program.


Thank you so much for the kind words. I really enjoyed learning in this manner.  It is not just the regurgitation of information. There had to be an understanding of the material to write an effective paper. I will definitely take you up on your offer to help in the future. Enjoyed the experience and will recommend to others.


Larry Franciscus, Philips Lighting, Salina, KS

My 10 Basics of Lean Manufacturing

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. Manufacturing participation in the process is crucial to assure support of company strategic objective.

e-Tutorial No. 2: 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. 3: 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-Tutorial No. 4: 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-Tutorial No. 5: 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-Tutorial No. 6: 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-Tutorial No. 7: 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-Tutorial No. 8: 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-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 Work Team Development - A primary reason why many lean transformations have not delivered results to expectations is lack of effective leadership. Success transformation has come to many companies that have trained and empowered self-directed work teams.

The Power of Coaching

One of the most commonly cited keys to a successful lean 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 Program, I provide expert knowledge, support, empathy, respect and most important... "Lessons Learned" during three successful lean manufacturing transformations.



A Recent Graduate's Feedback

Dear Bill,

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, Lean Project Director, Sematech

Business Basics LLC

My customers and newsletter subscribers have looked to Business Basics as a trusted developer and provider of Manufacturing, know-edge and implementation know-how that's helping individuals and companies exceed their goals and expectations.

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. To review a partial list of customers using Business Basics’ materials in their pursuit of lean performance, simply click here--->  our customers.

What is the Cost?

Much less than you would imagine. In fact, I make the program affordable so that it can fit within your personal or company's training budget. I want you and your company to benefit from my ean manufacturing knowledge and experiences and to do that is to make it affordable.

10- Lean Manufacturing e-Tutorials ($495.00)

Professional e-coaching by Bill Gaw (A value of $1500.00)

A $1995.00 Value for $1495.00

Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion (CLMC)
A Management Development Program

A Special Offer for Back-to-Basics Believers


Order my Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion Program today at a special price of only $1495.00.  That a $500 discount from my retail price and  thousands of dollars less than the price of attending other professional transformation programs.

Due to my time limitation, participation is limited to 6 people. I have only three openings at this time so don't hesitate and miss out.

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

A Win - Win, Management Development Program

*  Become a lean manufacturing leader
*  Focus your energy on the significant issues
*  Optimize MRP/ERP and other business processes
*  Gain control of supply chains and optimize their results

*  Reduce your organization's day-to-day stress level
*  Lead a continuous improvement workplace culture
*  Improve customer on-time product delivery and service
*  Eliminate non-value-added activities and related costs.

   Another graduate saying it better than I can::

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 record breaking 2-months. Prior range was 3 to 8 months. (You proceed at your preferred pace.)

My Guarantee says it all  

I know that you, like my other customers, will be thrilled with the results. In fact, I am 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.

The Ball is in Your Court

Remember, if a manufacturing team continues to work the same way, it 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 team and company reach their full growth and earning potentials.

Three Take Action Now Bonuses

1. PDF, Overcoming LEAN Obstacles and Cultural      Roadblocks

2. PDF & PPT, Thinking Outside the Box Workshop

3. PDF, Train the Trainer Manual

Two Ways To Order

Order by PayPal or credit card:

Place your order via our secure order form, We'll send immediate confirmation by return email. Your Lean Manufacturing Tutorials plus bonuses will be delivered via an Internet download and you can start the program within 24 hours of my receipt of your order.

--- Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion ---

A Management Development Program
with e-Coaching by Bill Gaw



Business Basics, LLC

Taking Individual and Company
Manufacturing Performance To a Higher Level

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