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Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game

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Lean Manufacturing Workshop-in-a-Box

Supply Chain Management Training Program

Strategic Planning Training Program

Thinking-Outside-the- Box Workshop

Lean manufacturing training is the only way to
remain competitive in the global market.

The Time To Get Lean and then get Leaner... Is Now

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.

Why Most Lean Initiatives Fail to Meet Expectations

The first reason for a lean initiative failure is not enough planning. It's not an "add water and stir" initiative. 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 a plan for identifying and eliminating their root causes.

The second reason is lack of understanding and support for the company's lean initiative. Even with the best plan, successful implementation will be evasive if there is not effective lean training, a genuine leadership commitment, and team empowerment.

Lean Manufacturing Training: An Affordability Problem

The cost of sending employees to off-site training seminars has doubled since 2009  and cost of on-site, lean manufacturing training providers has skyrocketed to many thousands of dollars. Company budget cannot support these cost increases. We know because our "make-a-difference" at-your-site training forecast.


Without organizational training, companies end up with-
out the knowledge, know-how and tools for success.

Introducing a Cost Effective Alternative:
Bill Gaw's Lean Manufacturing Workshop-in-a-Box

Transforming MRP supporters into MRP-LEAN manufacturing advocates is major requisite to achieving and sustaining lean manufacturing performance improvement. To meet this challenge, Bill Gaw developed the "Lean Manufacturing Workshop-in-a-Box."  This unique workshop was developed to help key manufacturing people:

1. Better understand how to integrate lean manufacturing with MRP to improve production and procurement scheduling

2. Improve the on-time delivery of quality products to increase customer satisfaction and earn "supplier of choice" awards from existing and potential customers

3. Develop proactive, multifunctional manufacturing teams to eliminate non-value-added costs and alleviate end-of-the-month scrambling to improve product profit margins

4. Transform manufacturing training and learning from drudgery to fun to improve the spirit and performance of individuals, teams, and their organization.

Bill Gaw's Training Materials
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 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


Lean Manufacturing Workshop-in-a-Box... Who Needs it?

1. Companies that cannot afford the rising cost of training
2. Manufacturers that need to increase their competitive edge
3. Organizations dissatisfied with their lean initiative results
4. Individuals responsible for lean initiative success
5.Manufacturers and Individuals in pursuit of growth and earning
6. Consultants that offer manufacturing training
7. Universities that have an operations management curriculum.

A Key to DIY Training Success: Make-a-Difference Facilitators

Included in the box is a train-the-trainer manual that produces in-house, make-a-difference, workshop facilitators. Every company has a few "make-it-happen" champions that are perfect candidates for workshop facilitators.

The workshop-in-a-box contains three of Bill's most effective LEAN-MRP manufacturing training tools:

1. Stockless Production Video
This is the famous "Oldie but Goodie" HP video that
demonstrates the Pull vs. Push production systems,  one-piece-flow,  stockless production, and cycle time management. It helps everyone gain an understanding of lean manufacturing benefits (Like work becomes fun again)

2. The  LEAN-MRP Simulation Exercises
Participative exercises that demonstrate the benefits of Pull (LEAN) production over Push (MRP) production. The exercises  employs sequential production, kanban and point-of-use inventory and demonstrates how quality, cycle times, and productivity improve while reducing inventory, scrap, rework, and floor space requirements.

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


The LEAN-MRP Simulation Exercises

Process Synopsis 

Active participation for 6 to 12 people with sideline observation note taking by up to 20 observers.

Team builds 20 Lego Towers of two configurations, 6 MRP subassemblies... from 320 LEGO Bricks.

MRP (Push) simulation includes stockroom, shop order picking and subassembly production. Time to complete: 15-45 minutes depending on team skill level.

Pull manufacturing simulation sets up a "one- piece" flow production line using JIT and kanbans. Time to complete: 5-10 minutes depending on team skill level.

A post-forum review initiates a discussion of the pros and cons of each methodology.


3.  An e-Tutorial by Bill Gaw

"The 8-Basics of Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing™"

What everyone ought to know about lean success

Believe this... for you and your company to reach your full growth and earning potentials you need to accomplish two things:

1. You need to identify, implement and master the BASICS of lean manufacturing

2. You need to develop a process for obtaining “top-to-bottom,” company commitment to the flawless and daily execution of these BASICS. This commitment becomes a launching pad for achievements beyond all expectations.

If you’re pursuing a computer hardware and/or software solution to your problems; you may have the “cart before the horse!”  If you’re not focused on identifying and mastering the BASICS presented in Bill's Lean Manufacturing Tutorial, no level of system sophistication will get you to where you want to or need to go.

Bill Gaw's favorite sayings is: “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.


NOW THAT'S LEAN! 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. 

It’s 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. 

I realize the word "BASICS" is not very sexy. But it is a very important thing to understand. 

The fact is, business basics... the things that serve as a solid foundation for growing and enduring success have not changed since before I was born... and won't change after you're dust.

It's tempting to think that they do... that the introduction of computerized systems like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relations Management, (CRM) and Six Sigma can change the BASICS.

I understand the temptation. I can only caution against it.

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

Do you want to optimize personal and company success? If so... you need to identify and master the lean methodology of Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing™. "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 Gaw's BASICS.  Best of all, work will become fun again.

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 the original MRP results.

Below is a graphic that displays the impact of optimizing MRP shop floor and purchasing sub-systems with Bill Gaw's KBLM methodology:

Business Basics, LLC and Bill Gaw

For more than 15 years, our 1623 and 15,000 plus MBBP Bulletin Subscribers have looked to Bill Gaw as a trusted developer of "back-to-basics," manufacturing training materials and programs. Make-a-difference training that helps improve the spirit and performance of individuals, teams, organizations and companies. We invite you to join the group?

One of Bill's supporters 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 LinkedIn.com recommendation

Bill Gaw's Training: makes it easy for you to study, implement, and master the 8-BASICS of Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing Initiative:

*  Basics for optimizing MRP, ERP, and lean manufacturing initiative success
Basics for increasing speed, improving quality and reducing costs   
Basics for improving customer responsiveness and satisfaction
Basics for bullet-proofing continuous improvements (Kaizen)
Basics for exceeding goals and expectations
Basics for creating a fun working environment
Basics for earning recognition and rewards
Basics for reducing work place stress.

Another of Bill's supporters wrote:

"Your manufacturing training materials are the easiest and fastest way to understand the practicalities of lean manufacturing that I have seen in many years of management consulting activity. I intend to use them in my practice, if you are agreeable, since I am now extending into new consulting areas."

                  Luis Nascimento, DMA Consultores, Porto, Portugal

Organizations need specialized knowledge to plan and
implement change initiatives to stay ahead of competition.

What Does it Cost?

Much less than you would imagine. In fact, we make the Lean Manufacturing Workshop-in-a-Box affordable so that it can fit easily within your company's training budget. We want you and your company to discover this unique and powerful lean manufacturing training option and the best way to do that is to make it affordable. No need to spend thousands of dollars to send people to off-site training.

Special offer for Website Visitors

To help you implement and realize the full benefits of your workshop-in-a-box, it includes the below training materials:

Much more that the completion and at a Website visitor's discount of 47%

1. CD, Video Push vs. Pull, "Stockless Production" - (Priceless)

2. LEAN-MRP Manufacturing Simulation Exercises  (Price $467.00)

3. CD, Tutorial: The 8-Basics of Kaizen Based Lean Manufacturing™"
   (Price $497.00)

PLUS 4-Bonuses

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 the business and work process. (A $97.00 value)

CD, Thinking Outside the Box Principles -  An e-Book presenting the principles of thinking outside the box skills. Each and everyone needs to continuously challenge and expand their ways of thinking to enhance personal success. Discover ideas, insights, and proactive solutions that create and maintain your competitive edge. (A $97.00 value)

CD, Quality System Toolbox -  Provides 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 manage-ment roadmap to optimize prior quality efforts and maintain a focus on improving quality.
(A $97.00 value)

CD, Train the Trainer Manual - Included in the box is a train-the-trainer manual that produces in-house, make-a-difference, workshop facilitators. Every company has a few "make-it-happen" champions that are perfect candidates for workshop facilitators. A $28.00 Value)

A $1313.00 value for a special price of $697.00

A Special Offer for Website Visitors


Order your Lean Manufacturing Workshop-in-a-Box  today at a special 47 percent discounted price of $697. That's a savings of $616.00 and thousands of dollars less than attending relevant workshops and seminars.  With Mr. Gaw's expert commentary, "lessons learned" and the included "Train-the-Trainer" Manual, it'll be easy for your trainer to facilitate a "make-a-difference" at-your-site, lean manufacturing training workshop.



Prefer only the Simulation Exercises

If you want to purchase only the simulation exercises, simply click on the below link:

LEAN Manufacturing Simulation Exercises

This Lean Manufacturing Training Workshop-in-a-Box will help individuals and companies:

1.  Better understand how to integrate lean manufacturing with MRP
Transform manufacturing training and learning from drudgery to fun
Identify and master the basics of "flow technology"
4. Develop a proactive, Back-to-Basics manufacturing team
5.  Create a
highly productive and fun working environment
Increase speed, improve quality and reduce costs.

Another of Bill's supporters wrote:

"Bill Gaw's "Lean Manufacturing Workshop-in-a-Box" focuses on the "how to." Unlike other training materials that tell you only what you need to do... Bill's training materials presents what you need to do and then shows you how to do it."
    T.J. Imholts, VP Operations, Adstore Inc.


It's a Win - Win Training Option

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 basics of lean manufacturing process?
6.  Exceed your goals and expectations?
7.  Gain recognition, promotions, and salary increases?

Does your company want to:

1.  Optimize MRP/ERP and manufacturing processes?
2.  Increase speed, improve quality, and non-value-added costs?
3.  Eliminate the high cost of overtime, scrap, and rework?
4.  Improve customer on-time delivery of high quality products?
5.  Gain control of inventories and optimize their turnover?
6.  Increase team contribution to the company's "bottom line?"

Our Guarantee Says it all

We are so sure that your  Lean Manufacturing Workshop-in-a-Box will have the impact you desire that you can order entirely at our risk. It comes with a No Risk, 100% Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee. This is a Lifetime 100% Money- Back Guarantee!  


Believe this, we will never consider your purchase binding until you have used  the  Lean Manufacturing Workshop-in-a-Box 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 Workshop-in-a-Box will work for you that if you aren't completely satisfied for any reason at any time, simply return it for an immediate refund of 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. I've shown you that our workshop-in-a-box is as risk free as an offer can come. You and I know that if you've read this far, you're seriously interested in improving your manufacturing performance and helping yourself and your company achieve your full growth and earnings potential.

If you order during this special offer,  shipping and handling are free. We'll send confirmation by return email and ship your order via USPS priority mail and you'll have it in your hands in 3-4 days, (domestic shipments).

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