Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma Services
Welcome to GBMP
Membership in a Community
GBMP members are organizations and practitioners dedicated to operational excellence. The GBMP membership program is a natural extension of our mission to help people and companies become more productive and profitable through the use of Lean & Six Sigma philosophies and tools. The goal of our membership initiative is to advance the regional competitiveness of member organizations by allowing for peer to peer sharing within a trusted network of CI practitioners of reliable methods, philosophies and techniques. GBMP members all share an interest in the Continuous Improvement philosophy and recognize the value of belonging to a community that will help, support and inspire you on your Lean journey to operational excellence. GBMP one day workshops are now free for all of our members & Gold Members get access to our huge library of streaming content, including all of GBMP's Lean training DVDs.
"Continuous Improvement is a philosophical and methodological approach to business that strives to provide ever-increasing value to the customer through total employee involvement in the reduction of non-value added wastes and their associated costs. Continuous improvement is not about the things you do well - that's work. Continuous improvement is about removing the things that get in the way of your work. The headaches, the things that slow you down, that's what continuous improvement is all about."
- Bruce Hamilton, President, GBMP
Customized Lean Education & Facilitation
GBMP's Continuous Improvement Managers have been trained by Toyota directly, the creators of "Lean" philosophies and tools, and each 25+ years of shop floor/managerial experience as a change agent in a Lean company. We are not afraid to roll up our sleeves and work side by side with your shop-floor team to tackle operational obstacles. We have extensive experience in a number of industries ranging from Job Shops to Medical Devices to Musical Instruments to Hospitals. Our typical training project sees a five to seven time return on investment. We believe the key to your success is to understand that CI is about tapping into the vast knowledge and creativity that resides within your employee base. Read about our proven method to your Lean success here. You can learn more about GBMP customized Lean and Six Sigma training services for healthcare organizations at www.GBMPHealthcare.org
Award-Winning Lean Training Aids
"GBMP's Lean videos are an integral part of our CI training program. They're a great tool for training everyone from Lean Champions to craft employees. As a facilitator, it makes my job easier to present the tools from a different perspective, and it's more fun for my audience." Jim Grabenbauer, Manager, Process Improvement, Union Pacific Railroad
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Our specially designed workshops and Lean and Six Sigma certificate courses, as well as GBMP's annual Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference, plant tours, seminars and webinars reflect our philosophy that the process of acquiring knowledge is best done through tacit learning, so almost all of GBMP training events divide the day between classroom learning and "shop-floor" implementation of concepts learned in the classroom. Our Lean Certificate course is aligned with the Nationally Recognized SME Lean Certification program and we are an educational affiliate of The Shingo Institute with four certified instructors on our team. Visit Our Events to see the schedule of upcoming events.