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A 5-Day, Non-disruptive, At-Your-Site,
Lean Manufacturing Training Event
(80% of training is done in the workplace)

A Lean Manufacturing Event that's helping individuals and
organizations exceed expectations and establish a
competitive edge over their competitors.

This Event  was developed to help individuals and
their organization plan, implement and optimize
results from their lean manufacturing initiative.

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Japan Lean
Manufacturing Tour

The Lean Manufacturing Event
Facilitated by Bill Gaw

Compared to many other consultant firms, Business Basics avoids a general, philosophical approach. Rather we aim to be intensely practi-cal, providing proven, actionable, how-to information for individuals and businesses that need to master lean manufacturing in order to achieve their full growth and earning potentials

Lean Manufacturing Success: It's the "how to" that really counts!

One of our customers saying it better than we can:

"Bill Gaw's training is focused on the "how to." Unlike other seminars 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 Operations,
                                 Advanced Storage Products, Inc.

Your 5-Day, At-Your-Site,  Lean Manufacturing Event
80 percent of program is done in the workplace.


Live at your facility






Managers, Engineers, Key Production People, Key Materials People


English, Spanish

Lean Manufacturing training and participative exercises

Information Integrity: Knowledge Transfer: How to gain control of database  and record accuracy a key requisite to optimizing manufacturing performance through SDCA Cycles.

Performance Measurement: Knowledge Transfer: How to develop a performance scorecard that will stimulate innovation and increase the participation and contribution of all employees.

Sequential Production: Knowledge Transfer: The why and how  leading OEM manufacturers stay focused on Cells, Line Flow and the Five Ss.

Point-of-Use Logistics: Knowledge Transfer: How to initiate and/or improve a JIT supply chain development program a key to getting the right materials to the right place at the right time.

Cycle Time Management: Knowledge Transfer: An understanding of the important roll that team dynamics, TQC and TPM must play if cycle time manage-ment is to produce significant improvements in speed, quality and customer responsiveness.

Production Linearity: Knowledge Transfer: We educate our clients in root cause  analysis and the PDCA Cycle that achieve linear production.

Lean Manufacturing "On-the-Job" Training

 A "gemba" (shop floor) Tour: Project selection, problem solving, goal setting and results assessment... all aimed at the transfer of the skills required to plan and execute a lean initiative.

A Kaizen Event putting lean manufacturing knowledge learned to work in the real world.

Typical Lean Manufacturing,
Non-disruptive, Training Program

Train - Plan - Execute - Results 

     Day 1: Project Selection              
                2-hours Shop Floor Visit
Planning Department Visit
Purchasing Department Visit
                2-hours Project and Team Selection

     Day 2: Project Planning
hours Team Training (Class Room)
                2-hours Team Member Coaching (
Work Place)
                2-hours Team Member Coaching
(Work Place)
                2-hours Open TBD

     Day 3: Project Planning and Implementation
                2-hours Team Training (Class Room)
                2-hours Team Member Coaching (Work Place)
Team Member Coaching (Work Place)
                2-hours Open

     Day 4: Project Review
hours Team Presentations (Class Room)
                2-hours Team Member Coaching
(Work Place)
                2-hours Team Member Coaching
(Work Place)
                2-hours Open

     Day 5: Project Assessment
hours Team Presentations (Class Room)
                2-hours Team Member  Coaching
(Work Place)
                2-hours Team Member  Coaching
(Work Place)
                2-hours Open

Program is designed and structured to meet your needs.


What Does All This Cost?

Much less than you would imagine. In fact, we make your Lean Manufacturing Event affordable so that it can fit easily 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. 

What Does it Cost?

Our typical lean manufacturing training event would be for 40 at-your-site hours, with price held to a fixed fee of $9,500 (plus minimum traveling expense). 

Our Guarantee Says It All

We are so sure that your Lean Manufacturing Event will satisfy your expectations, its performed entirely at our risk. If you're not pleased with the quality of your Lean Manufacturing Event, there will be no fee. 

Believe this, we will never consider your purchase binding until you have monitored and evaluated the results of your Lean Manufacturing Event.. We are certain that you will be thrilled with the results. In fact, we are so convinced that the event will work for you that if you aren't completely satisfied for any reason at any time during your Lean Manufacturing Event, simply halt the event and you'll owe us nothing. You simply can't lose.

How do we get started?

Congratulations, if you have read this far, you are an excellent candidate for a Lean Manufacturing Event. A pre-event meeting is necessary to assure that there is mutual understanding and agreement about:

The structure and objective of your 5-day event

The level of involvement and commitment required

Team members' roles, expectations and selection

Performance recognition and acknowledgement.

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

If the factory site is in Southern California or the Mid West, there is no charge for this meeting. If it is outside either location, we ask that the potential client to budget for travel expenses. 

Don't miss out, our availability is limited...
take your action today!

To schedule your free get acquainted meeting, contact Bill Gaw at: 760-945-5596 or email him at: bg@bbasicsllc.com


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