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 A Management Development Program

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Management Development

Below are not our words… they’re the words of Mike Myatt in an article published in 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.

      ”Most management development programs don’t even come
       close to accomplishing what they were designed to do –
       build better leaders.”  

      ”While training is often accepted as productive, it rarely is.
       The terms training and development have somehow become
       synonymous when they are clearly not.” 

      ”Don’t train leaders, coach them, mentor them, disciple them,
       and develop them, but please don’t attempt to train them.”  

      ”Training is something leaders dread and will try to avoid,
       whereas they will embrace and look forward to development.
       Development is nuanced, contextual, collaborative, fluid,
       and above all else, actionable.”

Many leaders pursue lean six sigma black belt training with great expectations. Their certification leaves them 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 rarely get implemented.

Mr. Myatt's writings inspired Bill Gaw to develop his Best-in-Class, Lean Manufacturing, Management Development Program that marries Mr. Myatt's management development philosophy with Bill's one-on-one, best-in-class, lean manufacturing e-coaching.

Bill's  Management Development Program is not just a present-ation of Lean Six Sigma principles and techniques by academia to be memorized in order to pass a black-belt certification exam.  It's a management development program, economically coached by a proven, been there, done that, lean manufacturing professional with a passion for helping leaders and their companies reach their full growth and earning potentials.

The Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion (CLMC),
 Management Development Program

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

Scope:      Present a program that transfers knowledge and
                    implementation know-how via Bill Gaw's Best-in- 
                    Class, Lean Manufacturing e-Library coupled with
                    professional e-coaching to eliminate historic,
                    recurring, day-to-day problem that prevent most
                    individuals and companies
from reaching their full
                    growth and earning potentials.


 1.  Place order for participant in Bill's Certified Lean 
      Manufacturing Champion (CLMC)  Management
      Development Program.

 2.  Participant receives Bill Gaw's, Best-in-Class, Lean
      Manufacturing, e-Library
via Internet download.

Participant establishes the course sequence to be
      followed based on his/her prioritized needs.
Participant studies one course at a time and writes a
      one page paper discussing his/her four most
      important "take-a-ways" and e-mails their paper to Bill
      Gaw for review and comments.

 5.  Bill Gaw reviews the participant's "
take-a-ways" paper
      and provides feedback and guidance. Paper acceptance
      is required. If a rewrite is required, additional e-coaching
      is provided.

 6.  The next Mini-Course is sent upon acceptance of the
Mini-Course paper.

Participant repeats steps 3 through 6 until final Mini-
paper is accepted.

Participant, with the help of Bill Gaw's e-Coaching,
plans and leads a "Best-in-Class" Kaizen event.
      Results are documented and a copy of summary report
      is sent to executive management. (Optional)

9.   Business Basics, LLC,  Certified Lean Manufacturing
      Champion (CLMC) certification certificate is presented
      upon completion of the program.


1. Bill Gaw's Best-in-Class, 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.

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 best-in-class 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. 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. 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. 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. 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!

e-Tutorial 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.

2. 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 successful best-in-class lean manufacturing, experience.

3. Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion (CLMC),
    Management Development  Program Certification

Feedback from an early CLMC graduate

Dear Bill,

I am very pleased that I discovered your website so I could take advantage of your Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion (CLMC), Management Development 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 best-in-class culture obviously shows as the material contains many examples of how each lean manufacturing 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 process 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


   Another graduate saying it better than we 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 the CLMC certification certificate 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


   Testimonial from a recent CLMC graduate

I had the pleasure of working with Bill for about a year on my Best-in-Class Manufacturing Champion Certification . He came to visit our Manufacturing Facility in California and learned about our current challenges. He worked with me diligently on every single class. He reviewed my papers and always provided feedback.

Bill is a detailed oriented professional and has a wealth of experience on Business Transformation. He is excellent at identifying the needs of the internal customers and completing detailed planning pre-work and facilitating any improvement session. I highly recommend Bill for anybody or any company that wants to excel at Lean Sigma and Business Transformation.

Tony Viramontes, CLMC



Our Company

For more than 16 years, our customers and newsletter  subscribers have looked to Business Basics as a trusted developer of team training and management development materials; knowledge 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 we know you are, about optimizing their company results and improving their bottom line. Below is a partial list of our 1900-plus customers using Business Basics’ team training and  manage-ment development materials in their pursuit of individual and company, best-in-class performance.


Oakley, Inc.

Central GA Technical College

Rockwell Collins

Laser Alignment


Dynamic Solutions

Loyalist College

Goebel Consulting Group

Lakeside manufacturing


ATM Group

TRW Corporation

GKN Aerospace Services - SL

Honeywell/Grimes Aerospace

Metro Logic Instruments

Chiquita Brands Inc.

Waltco Truck Eqpt. Co.

Parker Hannifin Corp.

Hastings Manufacturing Co.

Dynamic Solutions

Invar Manufacturing

Maytag Appliances

Corio Consulting, LLC

Cleveland Community College

Navy Air Depot North Island

International Truck & Engine

Goebel Consulting Group, Inc.

Cardinal Health

Newport Corp.

Canadian Manufacturers Exporters

Excel Parnership, Inc.

National Optronics

Aearo Technologies

Christopher Hogan & Associates

NHS Institute

Systems & Mfg. Solutions Pte Ltd.

Valmont Industries

Flextronics Intl Techologia Ltda

Eagle Industries Inc.

Paris Consulting, LLC

Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals

Siemens Limited

Advanced Storage Products

Western Kentucky University

JTB Consulting

Johnson & Johnson

Medtronics CRDM


Paris Consulting, LLC

Louisiana State University

Western Technical College

Australian Industry Group

GESEI Consulting S.R.I.

Jamestown Comm College

Polytechnic University of PR

Sigma Pharmaceuticals

JFS Management Group

Panasonic Electronic Devices

Glatfelter Falkenhagen GmbH

Jet Products Division

Pacific Aerospace & Electronics

What is the Cost?

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 you and your company to benefit from Bill Gaw's best-in-class, lean manufacturing knowledge and experiences and to do that is to make it affordable.

Bill Gaw's, Best-in-Class Lean Manufacturing, e-Library (Price $496.00)

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

A Total Value of $1996.00 for $796.00

A Savings of 60 %

"Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion (CLMC), a Management Development Program with
e-Coaching by Bill Gaw

Retail Price: $1996.00

Website Visitor's Special Price: $796.00

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Enroll in Bill's Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion CLMC), Management Development Program with e-Coaching today at the special discount price of $696.00. That's a savings of $1300.00... thousands of dollars less than attending relevant seminars and workshops and with Bill's e-coaching you are guaranteed better results.


   What a recent graduate had to say

I had the pleasure of working with Bill for about a year on my Lean Manufacturing Champion Certification (CLMC). He came to visit our Manufacturing Facility in California and learned about our current challenges. He worked with me diligently on every single class. He reviewed my papers and always provided feedback.

Bill is a detailed oriented professional and has a wealth of experience on Business Transformation. He is excellent at identifying the needs of the internal customers and completing detailed planning pre-work and facilitating any improvement session. I highly recommend Bill for anybody or any company that wants to excel at Lean Sigma and Business Transformation.

Tony Viramontes, CLMC


It's a Win - Win, Management Development Program

*  Focus your energy on the significant issues

*  Become a "Walk-the-Talk" manufacturing leader

*  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
*  Convert stressful work days into a fun-filled adventure.

Our Guarantee says it all  

We know that you, like our other customers, will be thrilled with the results. In fact, we are so convinced that this management development 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 manufacturing leaders continues to work the same way, they're 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 both you and your company reach its  full growth and earning potentials.

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. 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)

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