Posted by Tom Brouillette in his
"Tom Brouillette Thoughts at Large "
provides a level of proof that you take
your career seriously and are willing to
invest in your career from a skills
This says that you
recognize that your industry is
continuously growing and changing and
that you recognize the importance of
maintaining your level of expertise as
the industry grows and changes.
In my opinion this
aspect of certification is the most
important and will provide the greatest
long term value to your career. This
shows that you recognize the need and
are willing to put in the extra effort
to gain new skills.
I will be the
first to call out the fact that
certification does not replace
experience. On the other hand
continuing education and certification
again provides that level of comfort for
your prospective clients or employers
that you have the skills you claim on
your resume, and also that you will
continue to maintain this level of
Have your ever?
Have you ever… attended a
lean manufacturing seminar or webinar with
great presentations? You leave motivated and inspired and ready to apply everything that you learned to help your company's lean manufacturing
transformation succeed. But because of constraints and roadblocks placed in the way and limited implementation "know-how" your plans becomes impossible to implement.
Do Most Lean Transformations Fail to Meet Expectations?
"One of the primary reasons
why lean transformations
fail is the lack of 'boots
on the ground' leadership.
Successful implementation requires lean
champions that have been trained and
coached by a
'been there, done that' lean manufacturing professional."
To be successful, lean manufacturing
leaders must have
the lean knowledge, implementation skills, and professional
e-coaching to solve all of these problems?
* Too many challenges on his/her plate
* Cultural roadblocks and process constraints
Problematic computer system integrity
Process and quality problem finger pointing
Supplier rejects and/or untimely support
Excessive non-value-added costs
Evasive business process solutions
High work place stress
Customer returns and/or complaints
Bill Gaw's Lean Manufacturing Certification Program assures that
participants gain the knowledge and implementation 'know how' required to solve these problems and more.
And, Bill's after program
e-coaching helps graduates overcome
cultural roadblocks and process constraints.
Lean Manufacturing Training
the "how to" that really counts!
Gaw's training is focused on the "how to." Unlike
other training materials that tell you only what you need to do... Bill's training presents what you need to do and then
he shows you
how to do it. Much of my
career success cab
be attributed to his
T.J. Imholte, VP Integrated Systems
Advance Storage Products
"Bill is one of the most prolific individuals in the consulting industry and profession. He is a true thought leader and a great
coach -- one of the best. His advice is golden and he has the respect of his colleagues worldwide. We all religiously read his articles and news-letters because they are informative, educational and right on the mark."
Phil Andrews, Business Development, Project Manager
with e-Coaching by Bill Gaw
Provide professional "been there, done that",
for individuals charged with
responsibilities for leading a
successful lean manufacturing
Present lean manufacturing best practices in a structured program
that provides individuals with the knowledge and 'know how' to plan,
implement, and optimize a successful lean
Benefits: Your "Lean Manufacturing Certification and
e-Coaching Program" will
help you and your company:
* Improve strategic planning and tactical execution
* Optimize operations and inventory performance
* Eliminate supply chain constraints
work place stress levels
* Eliminate non-value-added activities and costs
sales and operations planning
speed, improve quality and customer satisfaction
* Exceed performance goals and expectations
work into fun again.
The Lean Manufacturing
Each training module has between 35 and 56 PowerPoint-Plus slides
commentaries and "lessons learned."
Strategic Planning & Tactical Execution
- Strategic planning is an effective lean leadership process that many companies employ to identify their critical success targets that set the course for future growth and profits. Lewis Carroll in “Alice in Wonderland” makes a good case for it: “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” said Alice. “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where…,” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
Value Stream Mapping
- Maps and flowcharts help make work visible. Increased visibility improves communication and understanding, and provides a common frame of reference for those involved with the business and work process.
Value stream mapping should be the
first step in any lean manufacturing
Performance Measurement - Financial numbers may tell us who's winning the war, but it takes a motivational measurement system to win all the battles along the way. Remember, "without data you're just another opinion."
Sales & Operations Planning
How to improve the integration of sales forecasts with the production master schedule to improve MRP gross to net requirements planning and shop floor and customer on-time deliveries. (New)
If your organization can handle only one change
transformation at a time, then let it be the implementation of a “continuous improvement” kaizen program. There just isn’t any other more important program in our pursuit of profits.
Supply Chain and Inventory Management
- Material handling and storage are two of business’s high cost, non-value added activities. The elimination of the stock room, as it is known today, should be a strategic objective of all manufacturers. It’s time to realize that there is much more to supply chain management than simply placing purchase orders with the lowest price bidder.
Lean Six Sigma - If your management company needs to increase speed, improve quality while reducing non-value added costs this training module has the road map. Many of the management process improvement principles and techniques presented are applicable to all industries.
Thinking Outside the Box
- Skills are
required by everybody. Each and everyone needs to continuously
challenge and expand their ways of thinking to enhance personal and
e-coaching by Bill Gaw
during and after the program
One of the most commonly cited
keys to success is having a
great coach. Whether you're
an entrepreneur or are
working your way up the
corporate ladder. the
experience of someone who's
"been there, done that" can
be invaluable. During and
after the program Bill Gaw
provides expert knowledge,
support, empathy, respect
and, most important, the
wisdom of experience.
the Trainer Manual - An effective training methodology for lean
leaders. A vital
Lean Manufacturing "train the trainer" resource for effective team and organization training and motivation.
Lean Manufacturing Certification Certificate:
A supporter saying it better than we
"Bill has helped me a lot, either by providing clear and precise directions whenever I asked, or by sharing much of his deep knowledge in his Website, bbasicsllc.com. Managing, with excellence, the combination of sound theoretical knowledge with successful "hands-on" exper-tise, Bill is certainly one of the few persons I'd classify as "Mentor of the Coaches"!
Paulo Lindgren Lean Six-Sigma Consultant
and MBA/M.Sc. Professor"
For more than 15 years, our 1700 plus customers and 15,000 plus
Lean Manufacturing Form
members have looked to Business Basics as a trusted developer of
lean manufacturing training materials... manufacturing knowledge and implement-ation know-how that's helping individuals and companies exceed their goals and expectations.
Our customer list speaks for itself. These companies are serious, as we know you are, about optimizing their company results and improving their bottom line. To review a partial list of customers using Business Basics’ PowerPoint-Plus training in their pursuit of Best-in-Class Performance, simply click on
11-Steps to Becoming a Certified
Lean Manufacturing Champion
Certification Program Process:
1, Place order for
Lean Manufacturing, Certification Program.
your first training module via download.
your module at your place and at your pace.
4, E-coaching support is available from Bill Gaw via email
during the program and beyond.
a 500 word paper on what you learned. Email
to Bill Gaw for review and comments.
6. Bill Gaw reviews your paper and provides e-feedback
If a rewrite is required, guidance and suggestions are
provided by Bill Gaw.
next training module is sent upon acceptance of prior
8, Repeat of steps 3 through
7 until final training module
9. Complete one lean
manufacturing project (kaizen
10, Business Basics' Lean Manufacturing Certification Certifi-
cate and a letter of
recommendation from Bill Gaw
presented upon completion of the program.
11. And, most important... Bill Gaw
remains your e-coach
overcome objections and obstacles
putting your knew knowledge
Participation is Limited
Bill Gaw's certification program is very
works with a limited number of participants at any given time. So if you're interested in joining
his program, don't delay,
invest a few minutes of your time and see if this program is right for you and your company.
Lean Manufacturing 'Knowledge' and 'know how'
During one of Bill's lean manufacturing certification programs, Larry Franciscus wrote a very good "paper" about the Value Stream Mapping Training Modules. We published it in one of our MBBP Bulletins and below is an email Larry received from one of our MBBP Subscribers:
To: Larry Franciscus
Subject: VSM Paper
It takes a real knack, Larry, to communicate with crisp and concise ideas. I believe it was Mark Twain who said, "I didn’t have time to write a short story so I wrote a long one instead."
You have done a great job conveying the essence of Value Stream Mapping in a short but thorough method. You have eliminated the waste found in several of the books I have read.
Would you be willing to share each of your papers? I understand if you would rather not. You have something of real value and could charge for what you have created. I would love to see and learn from your other papers.
John R. Miller
Senior Business Analyst
South Burlington, VA
Don't you wish you could write a similar paper on all of the Lean Manufacturing training modules in the certification program. As your
coach and coach, it's Bill Gaw's job to make sure you can.
Here's what Larry had to say about the
Thank you so much for the kind words. I really enjoyed learning in this manner. It is not just the regurgitation of information. There had to be an understanding of the material to write an effective paper in 500 words. I will definitely take you up on your offer to help in the future. Enjoyed the experience and will recommend to others.
Larry Franciscus, Philips Lighting, Salina, KS
is the Cost?
Much less than you would imagine. In fact, we make the certification program
affordable so that it can fit easily within your company's training budget. We want you and your company to benefit from Bill Gaw's Lean Manufacturing knowledge and experiences and to do that is to make it affordable.
The Lean Manufacturing
Training CD-Library (A value
e-coaching by Bill Gaw (A
value of $1500.00
Bill's services includes
paper reviews and
relevant feedback via
e-coaching plus after
program e-coaching... his
help is just an email away
when you are having
A $2064.00 Value for $896.00
Enroll in Bill's Lean Manufacturing Certification and
e-Coaching Program today at the special discount price of $896.00. That's thousands of dollars less than attending relevant seminars and workshops and with Bill's
e-coaching you are guaranteed better results.
It's a Win - Win
Do you want to:
* Become a better team member/leader/manager/executive?
* Focus your energy on the significant issues?
* Transform your work environment from drudgery to fun?
* Minimize your day-to-day stress level?
* Master the basics of lean manufacturing methodology?
* Exceed your goals and expectations?
* Gain recognition, promotions, and salary increases?
Does your company want to:
* Optimize ERP and management processes?
* Master the basics of World Class manufacturing?
* Increase speed, improve quality, and eliminate non-value-added costs?
* Eliminate the high cost of end-of-the-month scramble?
* Improve customer on-time delivery of high quality products/service?
* Gain control of inventories and optimize their turnover?
* Increase team contribution to the company's "bottom line?"
very pleased that I discovered your
website so I could take advantage of
the Lean Certification program. I
was looking for something that
provided practical information that
I could use immediately and your
training material is exactly what I
was looking for.
experience in implementing a lean
culture obviously shows as the
material contains many examples of
how each lean tool was applied. I
am very impressed with the breadth
of your experiences across a
company, from the executive’s office
to the shop floor.