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
of lean manufacturing
6. Exceed your goals and expectations?
7. Gain recognition, promotions, and salary increases?
Does your company want to:
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, you're time
spent on this Web page
will be a very valuable
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 import-ant characteristic:
"Dedication to basics such as streamlining processes, creating
a well ordered work environment, and ongoing continuous improvement programs (Kaizen)."
It's the BASICS, Friend!
Henry Ford: Creating the BASICS
Henry Ford first introduced manufacturing basics at his River Rouge operation in 1920. Using these basics as a basis for his production line concept, the Model T Ford plant was able to go from receipt of iron ore to casting the engine block, and to shipment of the machined engine block in a final assembled car in an astonishing forty-eight hours.
The Japanese used Ford's manufacturing basics, Juran's quality basics and Deming's management basics to create the foundation for achieving world class manufacturing commonly referred to as the Toyota Production System.
Vince Lombardi: Mastering the BASICS
Many years ago Vince Lombardi led the Green Bay Packers football
team to unprecedented success by having an almost obsessive
focus on doing the BASICS very well.
amazing how many individuals and companies have great visions
yet fail to achieve their full growth and earning potentials.
They're a lot like the Green Bay Packers' football team before
the arrival of Vince Lombardi... all the potential in the world
but with not enough focus on executing the BASICS of their business and profession.
In their efforts to draw closer to
customers, many manufacturers have lost focus on what should be a
company’s primary objective –
mastering the basics of
their business and
We need to have our manufacturing
teams identify and master the basics of best-in-class
initiatives will exceed
indentifying and mastering the basics of manufacturing.
The 8-Basics of Best-In-Class Manufacturing
you want to optimize your manufacturing success? If so, you need to
identify and master the
best-in-class manufacturing. Many
day-to-day problems (perhaps the
same problems that plague your
operation) can be permanently
eliminated by a tenacious
execution of Bill Gaw's
for eliminating part
reducing scrap and
* 8-Basics for
improving on time
for exceeding goals and expectations
for creating a fun working environment
for earning recognition and rewards
for reducing work place stress.
Best-In-Class Manufacturing (BICM) does not replace the MRP system but rather
its shop floor and purchasing sub-systems. BICM methodology can generate two to three times MRP
cost reductions while producing significant improvement in
quality and customer
is a graphic that shows the impact of optimizing MRP shop floor and
purchasing sub-systems with Bill Gaw's BICM methodology:
here's a actual OEM results:
"Make-a-Difference" Knowledge and Skills Transfer
Most knowledge transfer materials
Videos/Webinars that tell
you what to do but with very
optimization “know how.”
Videos/Webinars present their story
at a fast pace but most
viewer’s retention rate is
less than 25% and videos and
perform poorly as a
Bill Gaw's tutorials on the other hand 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 add-ed learning
experience on "how to" design, implement and optimize manufacturing
for individual and company success.
Our customers study the tutorial content, print relevant sections, and highlight passages that are important
for understanding and executing their change initiatives. The resultant blueprint is used for
their team in their pursuit of best-in-class manufacturing performance. Videos/Webinars don’t provide the same
capabilities and their
perform-ance results are
One of the keys to
success is having a great
coach. Whether you're in the
trenches or working your way up the
company 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, em-pathy, respect
and most important, the
he's always just an email
Another plus is that
every the knowledge and how-to tutorial
Manual should your
is an example of a PowerPoint-Plus
slide with its relevant 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 separ-ates the exceptional
leaders from the pack. To develop the ability to
apply the “test of reasonableness,” a
leader must first become an expert at
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 slides, slide commentary, and "lessons learned" for future reference and
the option of using them for team training.
For more than 15 years, our 1700 plus customers and 16,000 plus newsletter subscribers have looked to Business Basics as a trusted
manufacturing management knowledge and implementation know-how that's helping individuals and companies exceed their goals and expectations.
Our customer list speaks for itself. These
individuals and companies are serious, as we know you are, about optimizing their results and
reaching their full growth and earning potentials. To review a partial list of customers using Business Basics’ PowerPoint-Plus
tutorials in their pursuit of Best-in-Class Performance, simply click on
Lean Manufacturing Knowledge
the "how to" that really counts!
Gaw's knowledge is focused on the "how to." Unlike
material that tell you only what you need to do... Bill's
knowledge 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."
Business Development, Project Manager
The Best-In-Class Manufacturing Training Package
Featuring Bill Gaw's Knowledge and How-To Tutorial:
"The 8-Basics of Best-In-Class Manufacturing"
Much less than you would
imagine. To help you realize the full benefits of your
Manufacturing Management Knowledge and How-To Tutorial,
we include the below materials:
Gaw's Popular Tutorial: The 8-Basics of Best-In-Class Manufacturing"
CD, Push vs. Pull Video:
The classic, humorous HP video. This is the famous "Oldie
but Goodie" video that demonstrates: Push vs.
one-piece-flow, stockless production, and cycle time
Value Stream Mapping T-Module
- 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.
CD, Thinking Outside the Box
An e-Book... discover ideas, insights, and proactive solutions that create and
maintain a leaders competitive edge.
CD, Quality System Toolbox
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.
Train the Trainer Manual
Should you decide to use your tutorial for in-house training we
also include a printed-version of an effective training methodology, a vital
"train the trainer" resource.
A $816.00 value for a special price of $396.00
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It is Better
Videos and Webinars
With expert commentary and "lessons learned"
it's like attending a seminar in person, having Bill guide you personally through
his BICM methodology.
Bur the difference is you'll have all of
and lessons learned" for
team training and future reference.
Videos and Webinars don't
provide the same
A 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
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