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"ShowTime" The Lean Manufacturing
Simulation Game-Plus

If one of your company strategic objective is to become a best-in-class, lean 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 Lean Transformations
fail to meet expectations.

A primary reason for a lean 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 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 and implement lean concepts and tools for identifying and eliminating their root causes.

Most failures are due to training programs that jump right into the tools and techniques of lean manufacturing 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.

Lean 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 lean 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, lean manufacturing transformation.

Action-Learning via:
Push (MRP) and Pull (LEAN) Simulation Exercises

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The Lean 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 LEAN 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 yields transformation under-
standing, commitment, and enthusiastic participation.

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



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

Our customer list speaks for itself. These companies are serious as we know you are, about winning support and participation in their lean manufacturing training program. Below is a partial list of our 358 customers using Bill's Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game in their effort to become a best-in-class lean 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 the Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game 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.

The Lean  Manufacturing Simulation Game-Plus (Price $496.00)
The principles presented by the Thinking-Outside-the-Box e-Workshop are so fundamental that it is applicable to each and every person, whether in an organization or an individual setting.


Lean Manufacturing Basics e-Tutorial (Value $97.00)
Lean Manufacturing Basics that can be combined with ShowTime to form an effective introduction to Lean Manufacturing-Operation Excellence. Many of the manufacturing concepts, principles and techniques presented are applicable to all industries.

Thinking Outside-the-Box Principles - Adobe PDF (Value: $97.00)The principles presented by this Thinking-Outside-the-Box Tutorial are so fundamental that they're of value to each and every person, whether in the trenches or the front office.

A $690.00 value...  discounted 43% for
Special Price of only: $395.00

The Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game-Plus

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Order your Lean Manufacturing Simulation Training Package today at a special price of only $396.00.  That's a savings of $295.00 and thousands of dollars less than the price of attending a relevant workshop. With Mr. Gaw's tutorial's 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.

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, 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 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..




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 be offered Pay Pal or credit card option. (The order form is encrypted for your security)

The Lean  Manufacturing Simulation Game-Plus
(Special Discount Price Price $395.00)

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The Lean Manufacturing Simulation Game-Plus

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