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Bill Gaw

Who is Bill Gaw?

And why should we
listen to him?


"ShowTime" The Back-to-Basics,
Manufacturing Simulation Game-Plus

If one of your company strategic objective is to become a best-in-class manufacturing company, you must be able to answer yes to the below questions:

         *  Do all participants understand the "WHY"?
            *  Are all participants totally committed?
                 *  Are all participants happy to participate?

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Why Most Manufacturing Transformation Initiatives Fail to Meet Expectations.

A primary reason for a manufacturing 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 best-in-class 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 identify and master the 10-Basics of Back-to-Basics Manufacturing. for identifying and eliminating their root causes. That takes people training and management development.

Most failures are due to training programs that jump right into the tools and techniques of Lean /Six Sigma/Operation Excellence with little or no employee buy in.

The first three objectives of any training program should be:

1. Communicate the need for the transformation

2. Gain the commitment to the transformation

3. Encourage company-wide participation

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 participation.

Manufacturing Simulation Game-Plus
(MRP (Push) vs. LEAN (Pull) LEGO Towers Exercises

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

Bill Gaw's manufacturing simulation game adds pizzazz and effectiveness to a company's training program. Most important, it provides the reasons for the change, gains the required commitment, and company-wide participation required for a successful, Back-to-Basics Manufacturing Transformation.

Action-Learning via:
Push (MRP) vs. Pull (BTB) Simulation Exercises

lean manufacturing game


The Manufacturing Simulation Game

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

Participation for 6 to 12 people with any number of sideline observation note taking.

Teams build towers in two configurations. A timer records the cycle times and observers record pros and cons of the two processes. 

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

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

A  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.


Gaining Understanding, Commitment, and Participation

* The game demonstrates the workplace stress and non-value-added costs of shop floor control under a standard MRP (Push) production system.

* The game demonstrates how sequential production and point-of-use inventory can turn a marginally successful product into a huge winner that can increase sales and create job advancement opportunities.

* The game demonstrates and records pros and cons of each methodology and  a post-forum produces transformation under-
standing, commitment, and enthusiastic participation.

A Customer's Testimonial:

We have been using Bill Gaw's ShowTime! Manufacturing Simulation Game for well over five years and have used it to introduce over 40 team members to Back-to-Basics Manufacturing concepts. It allows the trainees to experience the difference between the MRP "push" system vs. the BIC "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 BIC Manufacturing.

Tom Doyle, Quality Assurance and Manufacturing Engineering
National Optronics


>>>>> The PLUS <<<<<

Thinking-Outside-the-Box Workshop

So much more than the competition!
And, at a great assist to manufacturing transformation.

For more than 10 years, Our Customers have looked to Business Basics as a trusted developer of manufacturing management tutorials, seminars, courses and training materials. Training options that help improve the spirit and performance of individuals, teams, organizations and companies.

One of our Customers saying it better than we can:

"Thank Bill for the "Free-be". I can already see where I can apply much of it to my office operation. By the way, I did not just buy the "Thinking outside the Box" program I bought the "Performance Measurement Training Package." The total program has been reviewed and re-reviewed many times already and many parts used to train some of my staff. Thanks for a great product."

Dave Krug

Thinking-Outside-the-Box e-Book: What and Why?

Thinking-Outside-the-Box refers to the capacity of individuals and businesses to see any situation from fresh and new perspectives.  Moreover, it refers to the capacity of individuals and business to act highly effectively on these fresh and new perspectives.

Thinking-Outside-the-Box continuously requires individuals and businesses to challenge and expand their way of thinking. Thinking-Outside-the-Box provides ways to generate and implement innovative ideas and solutions to address difficult (and even not so difficult) situations.

This is what sets us apart from our peers in today's extremely demanding way of life.  Thinking-Outside-the-Box is not a luxury, it is a necessity!

Thinking-Outside-the-Box can be used to ensure optimal effectiveness in Decision Making, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning, Personal Growth, New Product Development, Conflict Resolution to Artistic Inspiration to name but a few. In effect, it can be used for every conceivable (and inconceivable) situation.

The reality is that everybody can cultivate and improve their Thinking-Outside- the-Box skills.

If you've ever said, there must be a better way... there is!

Do you want to optimize personal and company success? If so... you need to identify and master the basics of thinking-outside-the-box.. Many historic, recurring day-to-day problems (perhaps the same problems that plague your operation) can be permanently eliminated by a tenacious execution of new ideas generated by this Thinking-Outside-the-Box Training Package.

Thinking-Outside-the-Box skills are greatly required by everybody. Each and everybody need to continuously challenge and expand their ways of thinking to enhance personal and business effectiveness.  Moreover, each and everybody needs to be able to optimally act on their expanded ways of thinking to enhance personal and business effectiveness. 

However, the truth is that not too many people can say that they are truly Thinking-Outside-the-Box as a way of life. The good news is that Thinking-out- of-the-Box is something that can be exercised and improved.

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 "ShowTime" Customer

Our customer list speaks for itself. These companies are serious as we know you are, about winning support and participation in their best-in-class manufacturing training program. Below is a partial list of our 358 customers using "ShowTime" and  "Thinking outside the Box" Workshop in their effort to become a best-in-class manufacturing company:

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 "ShowTime" affordable so that it can fit easily within your company's training budget. We want you and your company to have the best manufacturing simulation game and "Thinking outside the Box" Workshop available and the best way to do that is to make it affordable.

The Manufacturing Simulation Game (Price $596.00)

Thinking outside the Box" Workshop (Price $496.00)

A $1092.00 value...  discounted 50% for
Special Price of only: $549.00

The Back-to-Basics,
Manufacturing Simulation Game-Plus

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Order "ShowTime" today at a special price of only $549.00.  That's a savings of $543.00 and thousands of dollars less than the price of attending  relevant workshops.

Our Guarantee Says it all


Believe this, we will never consider your purchase binding until you have used  the BIC 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 BIC Manufacturing Simulation Game, 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.


Push vs. Pull Video: If you order during this special offer, we'll include a classic, humorous "Stockless Production" 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.




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).

Two Ways To Order

Order by credit card or PayPal: If you place your order via our secure order form, shipping and handling are free. We'll send confirmation by email and ship your LEGO game and video, via USPS priority mail. (3-4 days domestic shipments). bonuses 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 below "Buy Now" button. You'll find the credit card link just below the PayPal option. . (The order form is encrypted for your security)

Back-to-Basics, Manufacturing Simulation Game-Plus
("ShowTime" Special Discount Price $549.00)


>>>> A Take Action Item <<<<

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