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

This program is not just a presentation of lean principles and tools by academia to be memorized in order to pass a black-belt certification exam.  It's a learning adventure guided by a proven "make-it-happen" lean manufacturing, operations  professional with a passion for helping leaders and their companies reach their full growth and earning potentials.




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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 implemented.

Management Development

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.

      ”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.”

Such writings inspired Bill Gaw to develop a Management Development Program with one-on-one e-Coaching that marries Mr. Myatt's manage-ment 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) ---
A Management Development Program
with e-Coaching by Bill Gaw

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

Scope:      Present a structured program that transfers knowledge and
                    implementation know-how via 10-Best-in-Class, Lean Manu-
                    facturing/Operation Excellence e-Courses coupled with pro-
                    fessional e-Coaching to optimize implementation success.

The Certified Lean Manufacturing
Champion (CLMC) Program

The Process:

 1.  Place order for participant in the CLMC Program.
 2.  Participant receives his/her first Mini-Course via
Participant reviews and studies the material at his/her
      place and at his/her pace.
 4.  For e-coaching support, Bill Gaw is always just an
      email away.
Participants write a one page paper discussing the
      three most important  "take-a-ways" and e-mail the
      paper to Bill Gaw for review and comments.
 6.  Bill Gaw reviews the "
take-a-ways" paper and provides
      feedback. If a rewrite is required, additional e-coaching
      is provided.
 7.  The next Mini-Course is sent upon acceptance of prior
Mini-Course paper.
Participant repeats steps 3 through 7 until final Mini-
paper is accepted.
Participant, with the help of Bill Gaw's e-Coaching,
plans and leads a pilot kaizen event. Results are
      documented and a copy of summary report is sent to
      executive management.
10. Business Basics' Certified Lean Manufacturing Cham-
       pion Program completion certificate is presented upon
       completion of the program.

Participation is Limited

Participation in Bill Gaw's program is limited. Bill works with a limited number of participants so don't delay, take action today.


The 10-Best-in-Class,LEANManufacturing/
Operation Excellence Mini-Courses

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.

Course 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.

Course 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.

Course 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.

Course 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.

Course 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!.

Course 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.. 

Course 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.

Course No. 9: 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.

Course No. 10: 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.

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:

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, Project Manager, Sematech


Manufacturing Success...
It's the "how to" that really counts!

"Bill Gaw's e-coaching is focused on the "how to." Unlike other programs that tell you only what you need to do... Bill's train-ing presents what you need to do and then he shows you how to do it. Much of my career success can be attributed to his personal e-coaching.                                      
                                    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 inform-ative, educational and right on the mark."                                     

            Phil Andrews, Business Development, Project Manager



   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 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.

Our Company

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.

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. To review  a partial list of customers using Business Basics’ training materials in their pursuit of Best-in-Class Performance, simply click here--->  our customers.

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 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 %

Bill Gaw's, Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion, Management Development Program

(or 6 monthly payments of
$249.00 )

Enroll in Bill's Certified Lean Manufacturing Champion Program with e-Coaching today at the special discount price of $1495.00. That's thousands of dollars less than attending relevant seminars and workshops and with Bill's e-coaching you are guaranteed better results.

It's a Win - Win, Management Development Program

*  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.

Here's what Larry Franciscus had to say about his
Manufacturing Development 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

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 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 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.

Order by Credit Card

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.


Single Payment of $1496.00:  Click on the below order form bar. (The order form is encrypted for your security)

Six Monthly Payments of $249.00: Click on the below payment form bar. (The order form is encrypted for your security)


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