Why Most Manufacturing Transformation
Initiatives Fail to Meet
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
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
with little or no employee buy in.
The first three objectives of any training
program should be:
Communicate the need for the transformation
Gain the commitment to the transformation
Encourage company-wide participation
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.
hear... I forget,
What I see... I remember,
What I do ... I understand
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
Push (MRP) vs. Pull (BTB) Simulation Exercises
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
for 6 to 12 people with any number of sideline observation note taking.
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:
(Pull) manufacturing simulation sets up a "one- piece" flow production line using JIT and kanbans. Time to complete:
A 30 to
60 minute, post-forum
initiates a discussion of
the pros and cons of each
This is where the learning
process yields program understanding, commitment and participation.
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
National Optronics firstname.lastname@example.org
The PLUS <<<<<
So much more than the
And, at a great assist to manufacturing transformation.
For more than 10 years,
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."
What and Why?
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
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.
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!
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.
reality is that everybody can cultivate and improve their Thinking-Outside-
you've ever said, there must be a better way... there is!
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
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:
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,
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
"Thinking outside the Box" Workshopin their effort to become
a best-in-class manufacturing company:
Central GA Technical College
GKN Aerospace Services - SL
Metro Logic Instruments
Chiquita Brands Inc.
Waltco Truck Eqpt. Co.
Parker Hannifin Corp.
Hastings Manufacturing Co.
Corio Consulting, LLC
Cleveland Community College
Navy Air Depot North Island
International Truck & Engine
Goebel Consulting Group, Inc.
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
Excel Parnership, Inc.
Christopher Hogan & Associates
Systems & Mfg. Solutions Pte Ltd.
Flextronics Intl Techologia Ltda
Eagle Industries Inc.
Paris Consulting, LLC
Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals
Advanced Storage Products
Western Kentucky University
Johnson & Johnson
Paris Consulting, LLC
Louisiana State University
Western Technical College
Australian Industry Group
GESEI Consulting S.R.I.
Jamestown Comm College
Polytechnic University of PR
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.
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.
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