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How We Work

How We Work

Getting Started on your Lean Journey to Operational Excellence with GBMP as your Lean Partner GBMP's philosophy is that the process of acquiring knowledge is best done through tacit learning....

Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

Why Choose GBMP As Your Lean Training Provider? GBMP's typical training project sees a five to seven time return on investment. We have extensive experience in many industries ranging from...

Who We Are

Who We Are

Our Lean & Continuous Improvement Education and Training Mission "Continuous Improvement is a philosophical and methodological approach to business that strives to provide ever-increasing...

What We Do

What We Do

The GBMP Approach to Lean Training, Education & Learning It is the mission of GBMP, as a not for profit, to sustain a strong and vibrant economy by improving the operational profitability...

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Nov 04 Tue Nov 04 @ 8:30AM Plant Tour: Raytheon IADC
Nov 06 Thu Nov 06 @ 8:30AM Shingo Institute Course: Discover Excellence (MA)
Jan 08 Thu Jan 08 @ 8:00AM The GBMP Lean Certificate Program - Winter 2015
Feb 10 Tue Feb 10 @ 8:00AM Shingo Institute Course: Discover Excellence (Boise)
Feb 10 Wed Feb 11 @ 8:00AM Shingo Institute Course: Discover Excellence (Boise)

 

Lean Thinking in Healthcare

The CI philosophies and best practices taught by GBMP to eliminate waste in manufacturing and office settings have been put to the test in healthcare environments around the world with much success. The healthcare industry is a perfect setting to reap the benefits of Lean, especially when you need a competitive edge. Implementing Lean in your hospital or clinic will lead to fewer accidents and mistakes, improved employee morale, increased throughput, reduced costs and higher profits. GBMP is proud of its track record bringing lean to the healthcare sector. Call us to schedule your complementary* Operational Assessment.

 

Read the article: Lean Production Techniques Gain Traction at Hospitals and call Jamie Millman at 617-287-7737 for information on how GBMP can help your healthcare organization begin it's lean journey to performance excellence.

 
 

Free Assessment

The first step in the GBMP approach to Continuous Improvement education and implementation is our complementary* Operational Assessment of your current processes and Continuous Improvement history. We visit your organization to learn about your unique business issues and needs, walk your floor through all your internal processes, and follow up the visit with a personalized report that outlines all of your potential opportunities to achieve new levels of operational excellence. Read more»

The Shingo Institute

The Shingo Institute: Home of the Shingo Prize

GBMP is proud to be a Licensed Affiliate of The Shingo Institute, home of the Shingo Prize. The Shingo Institute’s mission is to guide leaders in creating sustainable cultures of excellence based on principles. Read more about GBMP's affiliation with The Shingo Institute.

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  • "Pat, Thank you and the rest of the GBMP family...I feel very fortunate to be part of the lean transformation at Signature Healthcare and working with a world class training partner. I greatly appreciate the hard work and effort that Bruce has put forth in the preparation and execution of the lean training at SHC under the MA Workforce Training grant. He has done an amazing job at training and coaching the management team on basic lean principles and workplace organization. I look forward to continuing to work together in 2012!"

    "Pat, Thank you and the rest of the GBMP family...I feel very fortunate to be part of the lean transformation at Signature Healthcare and working with a world class training partner. I greatly appreciate the hard work and effort that Bruce has put forth in the preparation and execution of the lean training at SHC under the MA Workforce Training grant. He has done an amazing job at training and coaching the management team on basic lean principles and workplace organization. I look forward to continuing to work together in 2012!"

    David A. Marshall, Lean Development Manager

  • "GBMP has been the most productive support group we have ever contracted with, and we greatly appreciate your practical approaches to lean manufacturing. Rui, John an I look forward to working with you and your group in 2012 and beyond."

    "GBMP has been the most productive support group we have ever contracted with, and we greatly appreciate your practical approaches to lean manufacturing. Rui, John an I look forward to working with you and your group in 2012 and beyond."

    Ed Goodreau, VP Manufacturing Biogen Idec

  • "The program, from our perspective, has been a huge success so far and we anticipate it getting even better as we move further into it. The timing works as we match education with what is actually happening on the shop floor right now. As a result of the initial training of individuals from high visibility value streams/product lines from each department, the "gospel" is spreading enthusiastically. Bruce McGill is doing a fantastic job keeping our people engaged, presenting and explaining subject matter, never afraid to ask the difficult questions. He is the perfect Ying to my Yang. : ) ... View More..

    "The program, from our perspective, has been a huge success so far and we anticipate it getting even better as we move further into it. The timing works as we match education with what is actually happening on the shop floor right now. As a result of the initial training of individuals from high visibility value streams/product lines from each department, the "gospel" is spreading enthusiastically. Bruce McGill is doing a fantastic job keeping our people engaged, presenting and explaining subject matter, never afraid to ask the difficult questions. He is the perfect Ying to my Yang. : ) Humor aside, GBMP is a welcome part of our metamorphosis."

    Mike Wanyo, Vice President ABnote USA Inc.

  • "Without a doubt, the lean skills I gained working with GBMP together with the SME Lean Bronze Certification (which GBMP helped prepare me for) were the deciding factors in landing my current job. I have been busy applying my knowledge in this new position and we are getting good results.....5S, single piece flow, Kanban, picking away at the 7 wastes, etc. The team has gone from 2 week manufacturing lead times to 48 hours and the new goal is 24 hours! "Push" has been turned into "Pull"! We have dropped our inventory to "unheard of" levels, accomplishing a 48% decline in total inventory over... View More..

    "Without a doubt, the lean skills I gained working with GBMP together with the SME Lean Bronze Certification (which GBMP helped prepare me for) were the deciding factors in landing my current job. I have been busy applying my knowledge in this new position and we are getting good results.....5S, single piece flow, Kanban, picking away at the 7 wastes, etc. The team has gone from 2 week manufacturing lead times to 48 hours and the new goal is 24 hours! "Push" has been turned into "Pull"! We have dropped our inventory to "unheard of" levels, accomplishing a 48% decline in total inventory over the last 9 months. Needless to say, the CEO is very happy--he is very much into Lean and expects everyone to "walk the walk". The Continuous improvement principles and tools I learned through GBMP work, no matter where you are!"

    Ken Horan, General Manager Everbrite Electronics

  • "GBMP provided my team with a formal assessment of what needed to change in our FDA GMP/ISO 9000 operation in order to satisfy a major customer demanding a 75% reduction in lead-time. GBMP assisted us with securing a state grant to finance our training classes. Once this was in place we partnered with GBMP for two years to drive the Continuous Improvement mentality throughout the organization. They organized our training sessions and provided us with the tools to make the changes, but allowed us to figure out how to execute and sustain the improvements. When this 2-year program was complete... View More..

    "GBMP provided my team with a formal assessment of what needed to change in our FDA GMP/ISO 9000 operation in order to satisfy a major customer demanding a 75% reduction in lead-time. GBMP assisted us with securing a state grant to finance our training classes. Once this was in place we partnered with GBMP for two years to drive the Continuous Improvement mentality throughout the organization. They organized our training sessions and provided us with the tools to make the changes, but allowed us to figure out how to execute and sustain the improvements. When this 2-year program was complete our lead-times dropped by 75%, our customer satisfaction was at an all time high, quality was much improved and our profit margin had jumped significantly. I highly recommend that any company planning to take the Lean journey look towards GBMP for guidance and direction."

    Dan Massucco, Director of Manufacturing RNA Medical, a division of Bionostics

  • "We are very pleased with the impact and results of our relationship with the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership. The Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Walpole site has realized significant gains/savings in operations as a result of the training provided to our employees by GBMP. Through implementation of the training, our organization has demonstrated improvements in quality, cycle time, and customer service. Our workforce is engaged in several improvement projects that will yield continued positive business results."

    "We are very pleased with the impact and results of our relationship with the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership. The Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Walpole site has realized significant gains/savings in operations as a result of the training provided to our employees by GBMP. Through implementation of the training, our organization has demonstrated improvements in quality, cycle time, and customer service. Our workforce is engaged in several improvement projects that will yield continued positive business results."

    Kent R. Richards, Manager, Continuous Improvement Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics

  • "As a result of the implementation of Lean best practices and principles by our employees, IPAC has increased capacity by 400 man hours per week and we haven't paid one hour of overtime or missed an order ship date in months. Training with GBMP has meant the difference between staying viable in the Northeast and looking elsewhere to manufacture. Standardizing work practices and eliminating waiting and looking for items have been the two greatest gains that we made. We made a small capital investment, which also facilitated the extreme increase in Productivity. The productivity improvement as... View More..

    "As a result of the implementation of Lean best practices and principles by our employees, IPAC has increased capacity by 400 man hours per week and we haven't paid one hour of overtime or missed an order ship date in months. Training with GBMP has meant the difference between staying viable in the Northeast and looking elsewhere to manufacture. Standardizing work practices and eliminating waiting and looking for items have been the two greatest gains that we made. We made a small capital investment, which also facilitated the extreme increase in Productivity. The productivity improvement as measured in sales dollars/labor dollars is up over 30%"

    Bob DesRosiers, President Industrial Polymers & Chemicals, Inc.

  • "GBMP has been our trusted partner in guiding us along the lean journey. Their expertise in the field of continuous improvement and the Toyota Production System has greatly increased our collective knowledge base. Working together, we are providing a fertile ground for Raytheon's culture of Total Employee Engagement to accelerate business growth."

    "GBMP has been our trusted partner in guiding us along the lean journey. Their expertise in the field of continuous improvement and the Toyota Production System has greatly increased our collective knowledge base. Working together, we are providing a fertile ground for Raytheon's culture of Total Employee Engagement to accelerate business growth."

    Ken Veduccio, Director of Development and Manufacturing Raytheon Company, Northeast Shingo Prize Recipient

  • "Bruce Hamilton and Pat Wardwell of GBMP have learned from the best over many years, and know how to put lean thinking into action."

    "Bruce Hamilton and Pat Wardwell of GBMP have learned from the best over many years, and know how to put lean thinking into action."

    James Womack, Author of "Lean Thinking"

  • "GBMP's plant tours and seminars always give my company great ideas and new tools."

    "GBMP's plant tours and seminars always give my company great ideas and new tools."

    Tim Callaghan, VP of Operations Phoenix Controls

  • "I just want to say that the instructor and the material were excellent. I would highly recommend GBMP courses to anyone. I have been a Lean Practitioner for some time now and wanted to get a refresher on Visual Control Systems...boy did Ted do a great job. Please tell him "Thanks" for me."

    "I just want to say that the instructor and the material were excellent. I would highly recommend GBMP courses to anyone. I have been a Lean Practitioner for some time now and wanted to get a refresher on Visual Control Systems...boy did Ted do a great job. Please tell him "Thanks" for me."

    Gary Ostrowski Masoneilan, Dresser Valve Control Division