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 Lean Manufacturing Consultants

Guiding your management team through value
stream mapping,gap analysisand resultant
lean manufacturing transformation map
with proactive tactical plan.

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

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Knowledge and Training Options:

Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game

Manufacturing Seminar
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Lean Manufacturing Knowledge Package

Performance Manage-ment Knowledge

Supply Chain Manage-ment Knowledge

Strategic Planning Knowledge Package

Manufacturing, Management
Development Program

Lean Manufacturing Certification Program

Lean Manufacturing,
DIY Training-in-a-Box

Kaizen Event Training

Manufacturing Assessment and
Action Plat

Lean Manufacturing
Consulting and

Box Workshop

Lean Manufacturing PowerPoint

Lean Manufacturing PowerPoint-Plus Training Modules

Lean Six Sigma
Training Program

Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing Consultant: Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Not all of company improvement activity leads to bottom-line results. What is worse, some improvements do not always add value to the customer. Some lean efforts are nothing more than cost reductions that create road-blocks to lean transformation success. Value stream mapping is the best method for guiding the process of continuous improvements while increasing customer value.

The most value in value stream mapping is being able to see and understand the whole value stream process. Departmental cost reductions are usually quick fixes accomplished at the expense of others and eventually are lost due to inadequate process management. Mapping helps to prioritize kaizen efforts aimed at making a bigger impact for customers satisfaction instead of just a shotgun approach. Finally, value stream maps help everyone agree on the current state and what their future state would look like. With this shared vision, everyone begins to move forward as a team and lean transformations exceed all expectations.

Our 5-Day VSM Manufacturing Assessment,
Gap Analysis, and Tactical Planning Project
(80 percent of the project is accomplished in the workplace)

Day 1. Management Team Training-Forum

*  Tour of factory and support departments
*  Select product line and establish project guidelines 
*  Value stream mapping and gap analysis review and discussions
*  Lean Manufacturing principles and techniques review and discussions
*  LEAN vs. MRP Participative exercises demonstrating the .benefits of
   lean manufacturing.

Day 2-3. VSM Manufacturing Assessment

Working with the management team, our lean manufacturing consultant  guides them through a manufacturing assessment via our value stream mapping process. The Objective: Create their "Current State" manufacturing map.

Day 3-4. Gap Analysis and Lean Manufacturing Map

Working with your management team, our lean manufacturing con--sultant guides them through their gap analysis and the development of their Lean Manufacturing Map (Future State).

Day 5. Finalize Lean Manufacturing Map and Tactical Plan

Working with your management team, our lean manufacturing con-sultant guides them in finishing their Lean Manufacturing Map and the development of their Lean Manufacturing Tactical Plan.

Lean Manufacturing Consultant:  The Plan

Transforming from the "Current State" Map to your Lean Manufacturing Map will be a journey requiring sustainable implementation and tenacious performance management. The rewards will be many and your management team will take pride in: 

* Successfully integrated a lean initiative with MRP to improve their manufacturing performance... Benefit: Greater contribution to their company's bottom line.

* Improving the quality of communication and speed of execution of customer requirements improving customer responsiveness and satisfaction... Benefit: Additional "supplier of choice" awards from existing and potential customers.

* Executing of proactive, continuous improvements to increase and accelerate positive change ... Benefit: Increased speed, improved quality and the elimination of non-value-added activities and related costs.

* The implementing of a motivational performance management system improving the spirit and morale of individuals, teams, and organizations.  Benefit: Retention of critical knowledge and skills of "high contribution" employees via reductions in workplace stress and improvement in organization morale.

Lean Manufacturing Consultant: Our Company

For more than 15 years, our 1700 plus customers and 15,000 plus news-letter subscribers have looked to Business Basics as a trusted developer of lean manufacturing training materials... manufacturing knowledge and implementation 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 Business Basics’ customers simply click on  our customers.

What Does All This Cost?

Much less than you would imagine. In fact, we make our "lean manufacturing consultant service" affordable so that it can fit within your company's training budget. We want you and your company to learn how to get lean and/or leaner and the best way to do that is to make it affordable. 

Lean Six Sigma and Manufacturing Consultant
Project Consultant: Mike Osterling

Mike's typical manufacturing assessment, gap analysis, and Lean Manufacturing Tactical Plan budget would be for 40 onsite hours, with price held to a fixed fee of $9,500.00 (plus minimum traveling expense). 

Our Guarantee Says it All

Believe this, we will never consider your purchase binding until you have reviewed the finished project. We are certain that you will be thrilled with the results. In fact, we are so convinced that the assessment, gap analysis, and tactical plan will work for you that if you aren't completely satisfied for any reason at any time during the project, simply halt the project and we'll return your fee. You simply can't lose.

One of our satisfied clients said it even better than we can …

"The Lean Manufacturing Assessment and Action Plan was a key contributor to a successful return to profitability at Eaton Leonard Technologies after we purchased the company out of bankruptcy. Stillman and Gaw, Lean Manufacturing Consultant, contributed greatly to improved manufacturing performance and a successful financial turnaround.."

                                      Bill Zimmerman, CEO, Zimmerman Industries

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 Manu-facturing assessment, gap analysis,, and lean manufacturing tactical plan
is as risk free as an offer can come. 

How do we get started?

Congratulations, if you have read this far, you must be seriously considering getting some outside help in your pursuit of higher growth and earnings.

A pre-assessment meeting is suggested to assure that there is mutual understanding and agreement about:

The structure and objective of your program
*  The level of involvement and commitment required
*  Team members' roles, expectations and selection

Our preference is to meet with the CEO and Operations leader at the factory site where the proposed project would take place. A morning "get acquainted" meeting and plant tour is usually sufficient to cover the above subjects and establish mutual understanding of project objectives and expectations. If agreement is reached and the project is approved, a project time schedule is established. 

If the factory site is in Southern California, there is no charge for this meet-ing. If it is outside Southern California, we ask that the potential client to budget for travel expenses. 

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To schedule your free get acquainted meeting, contact Bill Gaw at: 760-212-6048 or email him at: bg@bbasicsllc.com


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