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Why Most Lean Manufacturing Initiatives Fail to Meet Expectations

A primary reason for a lean transformation failure is lack of effective training. It's not an "add water and stir" business process. You can't just decide one day to become lean 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 techniques and practices for identifying and eliminating their root causes.

The Lean Manufacturing, PowerPoint-Plus,
Do-it-Yourself, Team Training Program

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

Part No. 1: The Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game

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

The lean 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 saying it even better than we can:


Thank you for your permission.  We have already purchased and used the lean Manufacturing Simulation Game and have found it of great value in demonstrating lean concepts.

John Bursill, Manager Manufacturing Services, INNOVEN

Part No. 2: : Bill Gaw's "8-Basics of Kaizen Based Lean
                        Manufacturing Tutorial

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)."

The 8-Basics of Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing™

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:

Lean Manufacturing Typical Results

DIY, "Make-a-Difference," Lean Manufacturing Team Training

For more than 13 years, our 1700 plus Customers and 16,000 plus MMBP Bulletin Subscribers have looked to Bill Gaw as a trusted developer of Power-Point-Plus tutorials and training programs. Team training materials that help improve the spirit and performance of individuals, teams, and organizations.


Lean Manufacturing Transformation Training
It's the "how to" that really counts!

"Bill Gaw's training is focused on the "how to." Unlike other training  material 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, PowerPoint-Plus,
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Featuring Bill Gaw's Manufacturing Simulation Game and his
"8-Basics of Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing" Tutorial

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

1. Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game (Price $496.00)

2. CD - Tutorial: 8-Basics of Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing (Price $396.00)

3. CD - Video, "Push vs. Pull"- The classic, humorous lean manufacturing video. This is the famous "Oldie but Goodie" HP video that demonstrates: Push vs. Pull systems, one-piece-flow,  stockless production, and cycle time management. It helps transform MRP supporters into lean manufacturing advocates and champions. (Priceless)

4. CD - Strategic Planning T-Module Strategic planning is a business process that many companies employ to identify their strategic objectives and critical success targets Establishing Lean Manufacturing as a strategic planning objective is a major step toward reaching a company's full growth and earning potentials. Price $67.00)

5. CD - Thinking Outside the Box e-Book - 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. (Price $67.00)

6. CD - 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 improving business and work process. Value Stream Mapping and Gap Analysis should be the first step to the implementation of Lean Manufacturing. (Price $67.00)

7. CD - Kaizen Manufacturing T-Module -  If your business team can handle only one strategic initiative at a time, then let it be the implementation of a “quick-hitting” continuous improvement  initiative. There just isn’t any other more important package in our pursuit of profits. (Price $67.00)

 8. CD - Quality System Toolbox - Provides an interactive ISO 9001 checklist and quality manual and procedure templates to jump-start or re-ignite a company's quality manufacturing initiative. Provides a quality manufacturing roadmap to optimize prior quality efforts and maintain a focus on improving quality. (Bonus)

 9. CD - Train the Trainer Manual - A copy of an effective training methodology, a vital train-the-trainer resource. (Bonus)

10. CD - Overcoming Obstacles and Roadblocks. (Bonus)

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