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Why Most Lean Manufacturing-Operations Excellence Initiatives Fail to Meet Expectations?

A primary reason is lack of effective training. It's not an "add water and stir" business process. You can't just decide one day to become best-in-class and think it will happen overnight. You need to determine what constraints are impeding your ability to increase speed, improve quality, and eliminate non-value-added activities. And, then you need to develop and implement lean manufacturing-operations excellence techniques and practices for identifying and eliminating their root causes.

The Lean Manufacturing-Operations Excellence,
Do-it-Yourself, Team Training Program

Part I: Showtime!  Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game

     What I hear... I forget, 
                               What I see... I remember,
                                                         What I do ... I understand

Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game Lean Mfg. Simulation Game

The first challenge of a training program is how to rally company-wide support, commitment and participation. To achieve that, a company's training program must first and foremost communicate the reason for the change, the participation required, and the need for company-wide commitment. Simulation exercises demonstrating the "before and after" are an excellent solution to this challenge.

The manufacturing simulation game adds pizzazz and effectiveness to a company's training program. It communicates the need, gains company-wide commitment and relevant support of their lean manufacturing transformation.

Your Lean Manufacturing simulation game is initiated by hands-on participation by team members that will setup MRP and LEAN  production factory simulations for the purpose of demonstrating and comparing the effectiveness of two production methods.

Detailed instructions describe how each exercise is to be set up and carried out. Also instructions on what non-participants should be watching and recording for an after game "Forum."
 


A Customer's Testimonial:

We have been using Bill Gaw's ShowTime! Manufacturing Simulation Game for well over five years and have used it to introduce over 40 team members to Lean Manufacturing concepts. It allows the trainees to experience the difference between the MRP "push" system vs. the Lean "pull" system. Classroom training has its' place, but this simulation really hammers home the difference between the two different scenarios. Experiencing the difference is much more powerful than simply learning about it.

Bill has also been very responsive when we have had questions or needed additional supplies or insight. I would ,without reservation, recommend Showtime! to anyone searching for a simulation to demonstrate the benefits of Lean Manufacturing.

Tom Doyle,
Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Engineering
National Optronics  
tdoyle@nationaloptronic.com

 


Part II:
Bill Gaw's e-Library: "10-Best Practices of Lean Manufacturing-Operations Excellence."

Many historic, recurring day-to-day problems (perhaps the same problems that plague your operation) can be permanently eliminated by a tenacious execution of Bill's 10-Best Practices of Lean Manufacturing-Operations Excellence.

10-BPs for optimizing and sustaining growth and profits
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10-BPs for increasing speed while improving quality
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10-BPs for improving customer responsiveness
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10-BPs for eliminating non-value-added costs
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10-BPs for transforming a vision into reality
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10-BPs for exceeding goals and expectations
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10-BPs for creating a fun working environment
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10-BPs for individual growth and earnings
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10-BPs for creating a winning culture.

The e-Library is a grouping of 10 e-Tutorials that are delivered via Internet download and can be installed on all Internet devices and a company's Intranet. You'll also be able to print hard copies and create an effective reference binder for your company trainer. (Training package also includes a "Train-the-Trainer" Manual and  a "How to Overcome Objections and Road-blocks" presentation.)

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 their lean manufacturing-operations excellence 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

Our Customers

For more than 15 years, our 1900 plus customers and 17,000 plus newsletter subscribers have looked to Business Basics as a trusted developer of "Best-in-Class" training materials... knowledge and implementation know-how that's helping individuals and companies reach their full growth and earning potentials

Our PowerPoint-Plus e-Tutorials include powerful PowerPoint charts and graphics, "plus" annotated note pages with "slide commentary" and "lessons learned" by a "been there, done that professional. A value added, learning experience on "how to" plan, implement and optimize a lean manufacturing-operations excellence transformation.  

Our customers study the e-Tutorial content, print relevant sections, and highlight passages that are important for understanding and executing change initiatives. The resultant blueprint is used for empowering their teams to achievements beyond expectations.

One of the keys to success is having a great coach. Whether you're in the trenches or working your way up the corporate ladder, the experience of someone who's "been there, done that" can be invaluable. Throughout his knowledge transfer Bill Gaw provides expert know-how, support, empathy, respect and most important, the wisdom of experience.

Our customer list speaks for itself. These companies are serious, as we know you are, about optimizing company results and improving their bottom line. Below is a partial list of customers using Bill Gaw's’ Power-Point-Plus training materials in their pursuit of Best-in-Class, perform-ance:

 

Johnson and Johnson   

Honeywell International

Motorola

Louisiana State University

St. Jude Medical Inc.

Pitney Bowes

Corio Consulting

Engineering National Optronics 

Fujitsu

Cannon Instrument Company

Johnson Controls, Inc.               

Ya Hsin Electronics (Suzho)

Parker Hannifin Corporation   

APEX Tooling Group

Maxwell Technologies            

Florida State University

Federal-Mogul Ignition

Lifenet Health

TRW Corporation        

Siemans Energy & Automation

Philips Medical Systems 

HP de Mexico

Volvo Construction Equipment

Dana Corporation

Duke University 

Honda

Amazon.com

Goebel Consulting Group


 


Lean Manufacturing-Operations Excellence 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 tutorials presents what you need to do and then using PowerPoint graphs and charts, dialog and lessons learned 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 newsletters because they are informative, educational and right on the mark."

Phil Andrews, Business Development, Project Manager

“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

 

The Lean Manufacturing-Operations Excellence,
Do-it-Yourself, Team Training Program

What Does It Cost?

To help you realize the full benefits of your Lean Manufacturing-Opera-tions Excellence, Do-it-Yourself, Team Training Program, it includes all the below training materials:

1. Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game (Price $596.00)

2. Bill Gaw's e-Library: 10-Best Practices of  Lean Manu-
    facturing-Operations Excellence
Price $970.00)

e-Tutorial No. 1: Strategic Planning & Tactical  Execution

e-Tutorial No. 2: Sales & Operations Planning

e-Tutorial No. 3: Point-of-Use Supply Chain Management

e-Tutorial No. 4: Information Integrity

e-Tutorial No. 5: Value Stream Mapping

e-Tutorial No. 6: Kaizen Management

e-Tutorial No. 7: Performance Management

e-Tutorial No. 8: Cycle Time Management

e-Tutorial No. 9: Sequential Production

e-Tutorial No. 10: Production Linearity

>>>>> PLUS Bonuses<<<<<

Bonus No. 1: Thinking Outside-the-Box Fundamentals Creative thinking skills are required by everybody. Each and everyone needs to continuously challenge and expand their ways of thinking to enhance personal and business success.

Bonus No. 2: How to Overcome Objections and Roadblocks  A PowerPoint-Plus Presentation.

Bonus No. 3: Train the Trainer Manual Should you decide to use your .ppt tutorials for team member training, we include a hard copy of an effective training methodology... a vital train-the-trainer resource.

Bonus No. 4: Quality System Toolbox  Provides an interactive ISO checklist to evaluate current quality system status plus policy manual and procedure templates to assist in quality system documentation.

A $1566.00 value...  discounted 49% for
a
Special Price of only: $796.00

 
A Special Offer for LMBP Subscribers

$796.00

Order your Lean Manufacturing-Operations Excellence, DIY Training Program today at a special price of only $796.00.  That's a $770.00 savings and thousands of dollars less than the price of attending relevant workshops. With Mr. Gaw's game instructions and training module expert commentary and "lessons learned" it's like having a Lean Manufacturing Champion,  guide you personally through his Lean Manufacturing methodology. And, you'll have all the training materials for future reference; not just a memory of the last seminar/Webinar.
 

Our Guarantee Says it all

Believe this, we will never consider your purchase binding until you have used  your Lean Manufacturing-Operations Excellence, Do-it-Yourself, Team Training Program 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 Training Program will work for you that if you aren't completely satisfied for any reason at any time, simply return your simulation game for an immediate refund of your purchase price. You simply can't lose.

 

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-Operations Excellence, Do-it-Yourself, Team Training Program 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-Operations Excellence, Do-it-Yourself, Team Training  Program 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!"

Three Ways To Order With three Options

To order by credit card: If you place your order via our secure order form,  we'll send a copy of your paid invoice and your e-Library via email download files same day we receive your order and you'll have them at your desk within 24 hours. Your simulation game will be sent via USPS priority mail and arrive in 3-4 days. To place your order, simply click on the orange bar below the credit card icons (The order form is encrypted for your security):

 

Option No. 1:  The complete Program:

 

Option No. 2:  Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game w/Bonuses:

 

Option No. 3:  The LM-OE e-Library w/Bonuses

 

To order by phone: call us at 760-212-6048.

To order by purchase order: simply email us a copy of your purchase order number and shipping instruction to annd@bbasicsllc.com. We'll send confirmation by return email.
 

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