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Membership in GBMP: Support For Your Lean Training and Implementation

image045Our Membership Mission
GBMP's Membership Program is one more part of its commitment to providing manufacturing and healthcare organizations with the highest quality training and information available and should be an integral part of your Continuous Improvement efforts. A GBMP membership offers your company valuable opportunities for saving money on resources for sustaining your Lean initiative. It is also an excellent source of networking and benchmarking opportunities, through plant tours and the Manufacturing Roundtable. 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.

Membership Benefits

As a member of GBMP, your company will receive numerous benefits:

Discounts on all GBMP Public Training Events
GBMP members receive 15-30% off of our specially designed workshops and courses, as well as GBMP's  annual Northeast L.E.A.N. Conference. GBMP training events reflect our philosophy that the process of acquiring knowledge is best done through tacit learning, so almost all GBMP training events divide the day between classroom learning and "shop-floor" implementation of concepts learned in the classroom. GBMP members also receive two free seats to Manufacturing and Healthcare Roundtable events. GBMP Events

Training Products
GBMP members receive 20% off the cost of all of GBMP's award-winning lean training videos. Members also receive the SME member price (15% off) for the Lean Certification Bronze Level four-book package and exam fees; an excellent addition to your lean library, even if you don't take the certification course or exam. Four-Book Package from SME, GBMP Video Training Products

Benchmark Tours
GBMP Plant Tours are reserved exclusively for GBMP members. If you are not a member, you cannot attend these invaluable benchmarking events where companies who have successfully begun implementing Lean initiatives share their results. Attendees are encouraged to take what they see for implementation at their own companies.  GBMP Events

NEW! Exclusive Members Only Online Streaming Training Content
Only GBMP Members can access our amazing library of videos of presentations from the past six Northeast L.E.A.N. Conferences. Read the catalog of recordings here. The library includes sessions by Jim Womack, Ritsuo Shingo,  Jamie Flinchbaugh, Mike Wroblewski, Bruce Hamilton, Billy Taylor, Art Byrne, John Shook, Mike Rother and many, many more. Topics range from Toyota Kata, Simple Kaizen, Engaging Workers to Create a Kaizen Culture and Hoshin Kanri. Also, all ten of GBMP's Virtual Benchmark Tours (normally $129 a copy) are available exclusively to members to watch instantly, online, anytime, from anywhere. Finally exclusive member content includes podcasts of Bruce Hamilton's monthly "Tea Time with The Toast Dude" webinars. That's a lot of content! 

NEW! Members Only Shadow Days
GBMP Member companies can arrange for two employees to shadow a GBMP Continuous Improvement Manager for one day of training per year. Submit this form to request a shadow day!

Supplier Services
Many suppliers of continuous improvement implementation resources offer special discounts to GBMP members. Member companies can take advantage of savings of 10-50% off of a variety of products and services and could potentially save thousands of dollars! Supplier Services


2015 Annual Membership Rates

Type/Duration 1 Year Membership 2 Year Membership 3 Year Membership
Industry* $495 $792
(save $198)
(save $297)
Associate** $295 $472
(save $118)
(save $177)
Individual $195 $312
(save $78)
(save $117)

*Please note that this is a company-wide membership program and any of your team members can take advantage of it the event and product discounts.

**Associate memberships are reserved for institutions such as banks, accounting and law firms, utility companies, and local sales offices of supplier companies who wish to support GBMP's membership mission and events program.

See how quickly a GBMP Membership pays for itself:

  • Example 1: Send 3 employees to a two day Value Stream Mapping workshop and save $600!
  • Example 2: It costs $870 to purchase the GBMP Virtual Plant Tour video series; as a member of GBMP, all nine videos are free to stream online and watch anytime, as many times as you’d like. In fact, right there you save more than a 2-year membership!
  • Example 3: Send just one employee to a Lean Certificate Program (Manufacturing or Healthcare) and save $450/$655 respectively!

Register for Membership
If you are interested in becoming a GBMP member, you may submit our online Membership Registration form and someone from GBMP will be in touch to complete the registration process. Click here for a printable membership info sheet

Online Registration Form For more information regarding becoming a member, membership benefits, upcoming membership events or to register for a GBMP membership over the phone, please call Lela Glikes, Program Manager, at 617-969-1396.