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Why Do Most Manufacturing Initiatives Fail to Meet Expectations?

A while back, the Aberdeen Group, published their “Lean Benchmark Report.” Of close to 300 manufacturers that participate in this study, 90% reported that they are committed to Lean. However, further analysis found that less than 20% of these companies can be considered best-in-class. The report went on to say: "Companies that have achieved operational excellence through the deployment of a lean strategy share this important characteristic:

"Dedication to basics such as streamlining processes, creating a well ordered work environment, and ongoing continuous improvement programs (Kaizen)."

Lean Manufacturing Training... It's the BASICS, Friend!

We realize the word "BASICS" is not very sexy. But it is a very important thing to understand. 

The fact is, lean manufacturing basics... the things that serve as a solid foundation for growing and enduring success have not changed since before I was born... and won't change after you're dust.

It's tempting to think that they do... that the introduction of computerized systems like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relations Management, (CRM) and Six Sigma can change the BASICS.

We understand the temptation. we can only caution against it.

Mastering "lean manufacturing" basics of what has worked in the past establishes the foundation needed to successfully implement and optimize the change initiatives of today and tomorrow. Best of all, work will become fun again.   

Bill Gaw's Lean Manufacturing, Back-to-Basics e-Training

If you've ever said, "There must be a better way 
... there is, and it's not more computerization!"

"Do you want to optimize your manufacturing and personal success? If so, you need to identify and master the BASICS of lean manufacturing. Many historic, recurring day-to-day problems (perhaps the same pro-
blems that plague your operation) can be permanently eliminated by a tenacious execution of my "8-Basics of Kaizen Based Lean Manu-facturing™."
Bill Gaw

     8-Basics of Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing

8-Basics for optimizing and sustaining lean results
8-Basics for increasing speed and improving quality
8-Basics for improving customer responsiveness
8-Basics for eliminating non-value-added costs
8-Basics for transforming a vision into reality
8-Basics for exceeding goals and expectations
8-Basics for creating a fun working environment
8-Basics for earning recognition and rewards
8-Basics for reducing work place stress.

Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing™ (KBLM) does not replace the MRP system but rather optimizes its shop floor and purchasing sub-systems. KBLM methodology can generate two to three times MRP cost reductions while producing significant improvement in quality and customer satisfaction.

Below is a graphic that shows the impact of optimizing MRP shop floor and purchasing sub-systems with Bill Gaw's KBLM methodology:

Actual equipment manufacturing case study company:  Lean Manufacturing, Back-to-Basics

What Everyone Ought to Know About Training

Believe it... "there is no free lunch!"

If you search the Internet for manufacturing training, you'll come across a ton of stuff... and most of it free.

Now I've had people tell me that they don't need to purchase anything because "you can get so much free stuff on the net."  

Admittedly, like I said a second ago, there is a ton of free stuff on the net...and if you put it all together you'd probably have over a 100 hours of YouTube videos, and a million pages of white papers and case studies.  

So if you had over 100 hours of YouTube videos, and a million pages of white papers and case studies would you and your company realize your full growth and earning potentials?  

Let me answer that for you... NOOOOOO! 

Unfortunately, "make-a-difference," manufacturing training materials are not for free... but much less than you would imagine. In fact, we make the training affordable so that it can fit easily within your personal or your company's training budget. We want you and your company to hear what Bill has to say about lean manufacturing success and the best way to do that is to make it affordable.

Why Do Most Training Options Fail

Because most training materials today are either:

*  Adobe .pdf e-books with little or no effective graphics to    optimize learning

*  PowerPoint presentations with no commentary to drive home the “how to”
   of each slides

*  Videos that deliver information at super speeds but with comprehension

*  Seminars/webinars that present a lot of materials however most attendee’s
    retention rate is less than 25% and relevant, at-home implementations
    rarely get started.

Bill Gaw's’ PowerPoint-Plus e-Training

Bill's "PowerPoint-Plus" training materials includes powerful, PowerPoint charts and graphics, "plus" annotated note pages with “how to make-it-happen” commentary and "lessons learned" by a "been there, done that" lean manufacturing professional.

One of the most commonly cited keys to success is having a great coach. Whether you're an entrepreneur or you're working your way up the corporate ladder. the experience of someone who's "been there, done that" can be invaluable. Throughout this training program  Bill Gaw provides expert knowledge, support, empathy, respect and, most important, the wisdom of experience.

Customers study the content, print sections and highlight passages that are important to understanding and executing their change initiatives. The resultant guidelines are used for team direction, motivation and successful implementation of the basics of lean manufacturing. E-books, basic Power-Point presentations, videos, and seminars/ webinars just don’t provide the same results.


Below is an example of a PowerPoint-Plus
slide with its relevant note page:

Note Page

Without data, you’re just another opinion. That says it all. To continuously improve our processes, we need to first learn how to capture and then apply statistical data to our situation analysis. This action is a primary requisite to effective problem solving. Slide 3-3 presents an overview of a management by facts system.

Lesson Learned: The more that people use real time data to perform situation analysis and to establish and track corrective actions, the more comfortable and effective they become at interpreting and applying data-on-the-run. It is my contention that exceptional leaders make quick and quality decisions because they have mastered the skill of interpreting data-on-the-run. When a leader says, “That doesn’t sound right to me. What about .. . . .?” He has put to use, what I call, the test of reasonableness and this ability separates the exceptional leaders from the pack. To develop the ability to apply the “test of reasonableness,” a leader must first become an expert at interpreting data-on-the-run.

The following slides will show you how.

A Huge Learning Difference

If you were watching a video, attending a seminar, or a webinar would you be able to take down the above in your notes for later reference... I don't think so. With Bill Gaw's approach, there is no need to take notes because you have the training slides, slide commentary, and "lessons learned" for future reference and organizational training.

Our Company

For more than 15 years, our 1700 plus customers and 15,000 plus newsletter subscribers have looked to Business Basics as a trusted developer of lean manufacturing training materials... manufacturing knowledge and implement-ation 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’ PowerPoint-Plus training in their pursuit of Best-in-Class Performance, simply click on  our customers.

Lean Manufacturing e-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 training presents what you need to do and then 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 news-letters because they are informative, educational and right on the mark."                                     

            Phil Andrews,
Business Development, Project Manager


The Lean Manufacturing, Back-to-Basics,
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Featuring Bill Gaw's Tutorial:
"The 8-Basics of Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing"


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What Does It Cost?

Much less than you would imagine. To help you realize the full benefits of your Lean Manufacturing, Back-to-Basics, PowerPoint-Plus e-Package, we include the below training materials:

e-Tutorial - "The 8-Basics of Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing™" (Price: $496.00)

e-Module, Value Stream Mapping - Maps and flowcharts help make work visible. Increased visibility improves communication and understanding, and provides a common frame of reference for those involved with the business and work process.  (Price $97.00)

e-Module, Quality System Toolbox -  Provides an interactive ISO 9000 checklist and quality manual and procedures to jump-start or re-ignite a company's quality management initiative. Provides a quality management roadmap to optimize prior quality efforts and maintain a focus on improving quality.  (Price $97.00)

Train the Trainer e-Manual - Should you decide to use your tutorial  for in-house training we include an effective training methodology, a vital "train the trainer" resource.  (Price $28.00)

A $718.00 value...  discounted 45%
Special  Price of only: $396.00

Your Special Website Visitors Price


Order your Lean Manufacturing, Back-to-Basics, PowerPoint-Plus e-Package today at a special price of only $396.00 That's a discount of $322.00 from our retail pricing and thousands of dollars less than the price of attending relevant seminars. With  expert commentary and "lessons learned" it's like attending a seminar in person, having Bill guide you personally through his KBLM methodology. Plus, you'll have all of Bill's "commentary
and lessons learned
" for future reference and team training.

The Lean Manufacturing, Back-to-Basics,
PowerPoint-Plus e
Featuring Bill Gaw's Tutorial:
"The 8-Basics of Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing"

Do you want to:

1.  Become a better team member/leader/manager/executive?
2.  Focus your energy on the significant issues
3.  Transform your work environment from drudgery to fun
4.  Minimize your day-to-day stress level
5.  Master the basics of lean manufacturing
6.  Exceed your goals and expectations
7.  Gain recognition, promotions, and salary increases

Does your company want to:

1.  Improve customer responsiveness and satisfaction?
2.  Optimize MRP/ERP and manufacturing processes?
3.  Increase speed and improve quality?
4.  Eliminate non-value-added costs
5.  Eliminate the high cost of overtime, scrap, and rework
6.  Improve customer on-time delivery of high quality products
7.  Gain control of inventories and optimize their turnover
8.  Increase team contribution to the company's "bottom line

If you answered yes to any of the about questions, this training program was developed for you and your company.

A Bill Gaw supporter saying it better than we can:

“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 LinkedIn.com recommendation

Our Guarantee says it all 

We are so sure that your Lean Manufacturing, Back-to-Basics, PowerPoint-Plus e-Package will have the impact you desire that you can order entirely at our risk. The program comes with a No Risk, 100% Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee.


Believe this, we will never consider your purchase binding until you have reviewed all the material and put it into practice. We know that you, like our other customers, will be thrilled with the results. In fact, we are so convinced that your lean manufacturing training will work for you that if you're not completely satisfied for any reason at any time, simply let us 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. We've shown you that our Lean Manufacturing, Back-to-Basics, PowerPoint-Plus e-Package 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!"


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responsibility for self-improvement is yours."
                                                                     Price Pritchett


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