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May 15, 2006

Hi [[firstname]], 

Companies seeking a cost advantage over competitors 
usually zero in early on labor costs. Wage levels in 
particular are an obvious target. Cutting people 
and/or wages and benefits may gain a temporary reprieve 
from Chapter 11, but they are rarely the key to a 
sustainable competitive advantage. In reality, they 
sour workforce attitudes, wage cuts often put out of 
reach the productivity gains that could be obtained 
by more skilled, sensitive management of human resources. 

For example, training the work force in added skills, 
can permit more flexibility in job assignments, and 
that in turn can boost shop-floor results. This more 
flexible use of labor has enabled companies to convert 
from MRP shop order "launch and expedite" systems to 
the processes of flow technology. The success of such 
a changeover is dependent on a highly trained, 
flexible workforce that can design and dynamically 
balance sequential production work cells. The results 
can be exciting --- typical reductions beyond MRP 
are 20% production costs, 40% space requirements, 
25% inventory, 40% quality costs, and 40% cycle times. 

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 start implementing and improving sequential 
production processes. The winners turn to Kaizen Based 
Lean Manufacturing. . . you can too! 

Some of you have requested that we package our top 
selling lean manufacturing training materials and 
present them as a Special Packaged Offer to MBBP 
Subscribers. It's been done:


If your company is interested in mastering lean 
manufacturing, the MBBP Lean Manufacturing Training 
Package can help your implementation succeed:

The training package includes:

* CD, Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing™ e-Tutorial - 
Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing Training tutorial 
includes 180-powerful, PowerPoint® graphics, "plus" 
annotated note pages with explanations, and "lessons 
learned" by a "been there, done that" lean manufacturing 
professional. Benefit: Increase speed, improve quality 
and reduce inventory, scrap and rework.

* CD, Digitized Push vs. Pull Video - A classic, 
humorous video comparing "Push vs. Pull" factory 
simulation exercises. This is the famous video that 
demonstrates "one-piece-flow, stockless production, 
and cycle time management. Benefit: Modify employees' 
MRP paradigms to embrace lean manufacturing methodology.

* CD, Value Stream Mapping Training Module - Bill Gaw's 
Value Stream Mapping Training Module includes 51-
powerful, PowerPoint® graphics, "plus" annotated note 
pages with explanations, and "lessons learned." Benefit: 
Upgrade business processes to optimize customer 
responsiveness and satisfaction.

* CD, Thinking Out-of-the-Box Principles - Thinking-
out-of-the- Box skills are greatly required by everybody. 
Each and everyone needs to continuously challenge and 
expand their ways of thinking to enhance personal and 
business success. Benefit: Discover creative ideas, 
insights, and proactive solutions that can eliminate 
day-to-day stress and the end-of-the-month crunch.

* Audio Cassette, Overcoming Resistance to Change - from 
Harvard Business Scholl Press: "Reaching and Changing 
Frontline Employees" and "Why Do Employees Resist 
Change?" Benefit: Gain total team commitment to lean 
manufacturing training.

* Train the Trainer Manual - A printed version of an 
effective training methodology. A vital "train the 
trainer" resource. Benefit: Initiate cost-effective, 
win-win, on-site training and education. 

During this week only, MBBP subscribers can purchase 
The MBBP training package at a 43% discount from the 
individual bookstore price of $694.00 or for $395.00. 
Now that\'s a savings of $300 from purchasing these
powerful training aids individually and hundreds of 
dollars less than attending a relevant seminars. 
Now that's an offer you shouldn't pass up.

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Do it today because the offer ends: Friday 05-19-06 
and after this week you won't see this special again 
for another year.

Have a nice day, keep the faith, and stay connected.

Bill Gaw
Business Basics, LLC


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