Why most Lean Transformations
fail to meet
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
Most failures are due to training programs that
jump right into the tools and techniques of lean
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
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.
Push (MRP) and Pull (LEAN) Simulation Exercises
The Lean Manufacturing
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:
LEAN (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 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
National Optronics email@example.com
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 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:
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
the Lean Manufacturing Simulation
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