About GBMP
E-mail Print

What is GBMP?

GBMP is your one-stop resource for Continuous Improvement education and facilitation. GBMP stands for the "Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership" but we work with companies all over the world.

View the video about GBMP's approach and philosophy
toward continuous improvement and lean training

Our Mission & Vision & Values:

It is the mission of GBMP, as a not for profit, to sustain a strong and vibrant regional economy by improving the operational profitability and competitiveness of existing and emerging organizations, large and small, through training in lean and continuous improvement principles. By promoting successful implementations and providing outreach to aid in investment decisions pertaining to our client's operations, GBMP will help perpetuate a positive future for industry.

Our vision is to be a leading contributor in strengthening industry and increasing employment opportunities in the Northeast.

GBMP's values include True North Orientation, Experience, Mutual Respect, Professionalism, Collaboration and Community Service.

Click on the image to open a PDF version of the GBMP Training Model  

NewGBMPmodel
Click on the image to open a PDF version of the GBMP Training Model

About GBMP:

Based at the University of Massachusetts Boston campus, GBMP is a non-profit corporation that has worked with hundreds of companies, providing suggestions and solutions resulting in millions in cost savings and increased sales. Each year GBMP trains over 7000 people on Continuous Improvement principles through customized, on-site classroom and shop-floor training sessions and educates over 1000 more people in public workshops, plant tours and the Manufacturing Roundtable Speaker Series.

What is Continuous Improvement?

Continuous Improvement connects your employees to your customers by finding and eliminating non-value-added activities, those things the customer doesn't want to pay for, in all areas of your business. The key to success is the understanding that Continuous Improvement is all about people. Your employees are in the best position to identify and solve all the little problems that are manifested throughout your business processes. Given a little education and the proper support and encouragement, employees can find and eliminate all the headaches and time anchors that currently prevent you from delighting your customers.

Continuous Improvement is about creating an environment where employees can make changes that allow them to spend more time on those things your customers want to pay for!

Take a moment to think about your facility as you read the following seven forms of waste:

The Seven Forms of Waste

Defects Inventory
Waiting Processing
Movement Transportation
Overproduction

GBMP's goal is to educate, empower and energize your people and change the way they think and work to strive to eliminate the seven forms of waste from your processes!