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Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game

     *  An essential lean manufacturing training tool
          *  Insures that the participants understand the "WHY"
               *  Identifies and gains participants commitment
                    *  Encourages company-wide participation
                         *  Guaranteed to Meet/Exceed Expectations

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Why Most Lean Transformations Fail to Meet Expectations

Most training programs jump right into the tools and techniques of lean manufacturing with little or no employee buy in. The first objective of any training program is to rally company-wide support and commitment to the change initiative. To achieve this, you need an introduction training package that effectively communicates the reason for the change, the commitment required, and the need for company-wide support and participation. Bill Gaw's, Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game is a proven solution for this challenge.

"The Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game!"

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

Bill's lean manufacturing simulation game adds pizzazz and effectiveness to a company's training program. Most important, it gains the required company-wide commitment, support and participation required for a successful, lean manufacturing transformation.

Action-Learning Featuring: Push vs. Pull Simulation Exercises

lean manufacturing game

Detailed instructions that describe how each exercise is set up and carried out. Also instructions on what non-participants should be watching and recording for the "after game forum."

Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game with  PowerPoint-Plus Training Package, and Push vs. Pull Video

Game Process Synopsis 

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

Teams build 20 Lego Towers in two configurations from 320 multi-colored LEGO Bricks. A timer records the cycle times and observers record pros and cons of the two methodology (MRP and LEAN).

MRP (Push) simulation includes stockroom, shop order picking and subassembly production. Time to complete: 25-45 minutes depending on team skill level.

LEAN (Pull) manufacturing simulation sets up a "one- piece" flow production line using JIT and kanbans. Time to complete: 15-25 minutes depending on team skill level.

A  most important 30 to 60 minute, post-forum initiates a discussion of the pros and cons of each methodology. This is where the learning process yields program understanding, commitment and participation.


The Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game will clearly demonstrate the complexity of shop floor control under a standard MRP (Push) production system. The opening of shop orders, picking of parts, building of assemblies and the final product production process are carried out in real-time.

The Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game is a demonstration of how sequential production and point-of-use inventory can turn a marginally successful product line into a huge winner.

Cycle Time Management is demonstrated and recorded, pros and cons of each methodology recorded and a post exercise forum drive home the lean manufacturing methodology. 

Simulation Exercises are easy to set up and facilitate. Detailed instructions for each are included for each of the exercises. And, the creator, Bill Gaw, is only an email away should you have any questions.

Most manufacturing simulation games fail to meet expectations and end up in a closet somewhere. We guarantee that our simulation game will exceed your expectation or you'll get a full refund. With over 358 games sold, we have experience only two return.

A Customer's Testimonial:

We have been using Bill Gaw's ShowTime! Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game for well over five years and have used it to introduce over 40 team members to Lean Manufacturing concepts. It allows the trainees to experience the difference between the MRP "push" system vs. the Lean "pull" system. Classroom training has its' place, but this simulation really hammers home the difference between the two different scenarios. Experiencing the difference is much more powerful than simply learning about it.

Bill has also been very responsive when we have had questions or needed additional supplies or insight. I would ,without reservation, recommend Showtime! to anyone searching for a simulation to demonstrate the benefits of Lean Manufacturing.

Tom Doyle, Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Engineering
National Optronics   tdoyle@nationaloptronic.com


ShowTime! with  PowerPoint-Plus Training Package
including the famous oldie Push vs. Pull Video

This training package will help lean participants:

*  Better understand why and how to integrate lean manufacturing with MRP
*  Discover the power of sequential production and point-of-use inventory
*  Identify and study the basics of lean manufacturing
*  Move from "firefighting" to proactive problem solving
*  Eliminate the root cause of workplace stress

Another customer saying it even better than we can:

"Your manufacturing training materials are the easiest and fastest way to understand the practicalities of manufacturing success 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


Our customer list speaks for itself. These companies are serious, as we know you are, about optimizing results from their lean initiatives and improving their bottom line. Below is a partial list of our 358 customers using Bill Gaw's Lean Manufacturing Simulation Training Package in their effort to transform their MRP supporters into Lean advocates and leaders:

Oakley, Inc.

Central GA Technical College

Rockwell Collins

Laser Alignment


Dynamic Solutions

Loyalist College

Goebel Consulting Group

Lakeside manufacturing


ATM Group

TRW Corporation

GKN Aerospace Services - SL

Honeywell/Grimes Aerospace

Metro Logic Instruments

Chiquita Brands Inc.

Waltco Truck Eqpt. Co.

Parker Hannifin Corp.

Hastings Manufacturing Co.

Dynamic Solutions

Invar Manufacturing

Maytag Appliances

Corio Consulting, LLC

Cleveland Community College

Navy Air Depot North Island

International Truck & Engine

Goebel Consulting Group, Inc.

Cardinal Health

Newport Corp.

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Excel Parnership, Inc.

National Optronics

Aearo Technologies

Christopher Hogan & Associates

NHS Institute

Systems & Mfg. Solutions Pte Ltd.

Valmont Industries

Flextronics Intl Techologia Ltda

Eagle Industries Inc.

Paris Consulting, LLC

Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals

Siemens Limited

Advanced Storage Products

Western Kentucky University

JTB Consulting

Johnson & Johnson

Medtronics CRDM


Paris Consulting, LLC

Louisiana State University


Western Technical College

Australian Industry Group

GESEI Consulting S.R.I.

Jamestown Comm College

Polytechnic University of PR

Sigma Pharmaceuticals

JFS Management Group

Panasonic Electronic Devices

Glatfelter Falkenhagen GmbH

Jet Products Division

Pacific Aerospace & Electronics

What Does It Cost?

Much less than you would imagine. In fact, we make the Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game Training Package affordable so that it can fit easily within your company's training budget. We want you and your company to have the best lean manufacturing simulation game available and the best way to do that is to make it affordable.

1. LEAN-MRP Manufacturing Simulation Game (Price $596.00)

2. CD, Lean Manufacturing, PPT-Plus e-Module (Price $97.00)

3. CD, Value Stream Mapping, PPT-Plus e-Module (Price $97.00)

4. Adobe PDF: Thinking Outside-the-Box Principles (Price: $97.00)

A $887.00 value...  discounted 44% for
Special Price of only: $496.00

The Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game

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Order your Lean Manufacturing Simulation Training Package today at a special price of only $496.00.  That's a savings of $391.00 and thousands of dollars less than the price of attending a relevant workshop. With Mr. Gaw's game instructions and training module expert commentary and "lessons learned" it's like having a Lean Manufacturing Champion,  guide you personally through his Lean Manufacturing methodology. And, you'll have all the training materials for future reference; not just a memory of the last seminar/Webinar.


Another customer saying it even better than we can:

"Bill Gaw's "ShowTime!" is focused on the "how to." Unlike other training materials that tell you only what you need to do... Bill's "ShowTime!" presents what you need to do and then shows you how to do it."
                                T.J. Imholte,
VP Integrated Systems
Advance Storage Products  

Our Guarantee Says it all


Believe this, we will never consider your purchase binding until you have used  the Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game 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 Simulation Game, Training Package will work for you that if you aren't completely satisfied for any reason at any time, simply return only the LEGO bricks and bins for an immediate refund of your purchase price. (You can keep the training modules and video.) You simply can't lose.

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 training tool 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 lean manufacturing training program and helping yourself and your company achieve their full growth and earnings potential.



Push vs. Pull Video: If you order during this special September offer, we will include a 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.




FREE SHIPPING AND HANDLING... 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).

Three Ways To Order

Order by credit card: If you place your order via our secure order form, shipping and handling are free. We'll send confirmation by email and we'll ship your LEGO game, via USPS priority mail. (3-4 days (domestic shipments). Training Package will be send via Internet download and be at your desk within 24 hours of receipt of your order.

To place your order, simply click on the orange bar above the credit card icons (The order form is encrypted for your security):  


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