Getting Started with GBMP:
The First Steps on your Lean Journey to Operational Excellence
The Operational Assessment
The first step in the GBMP approach to Continuous Improvement education and shop-floor implementation is to perform a complimentary Lean assessment* of your current processes and Continuous Improvement history. One of our Continuous Improvement Managers will visit your plant to learn about your unique business issues and needs. He or she will walk your shop floor with you from receiving, through all of your internal processes, to shipping finished goods. We will follow up our visit with a personalized report that outlines your potential opportunities to achieve new levels of operational excellence. There is no obligation on your part. All it takes is two to three hours of your time, and a willingness to tell our facilitators your company story and about your products and processes.
All of our Continuous Improvement Mgrs have over 20 years of experience as manufacturers and change agents and can offer you tremendous insight even if you have already begun the Continuous Improvement journey. Learn about our team here.
otherwise, the cost is $3000 plus the cost of travel.
Top Management Briefing
One of the most crucial factors of success facing a company on the Continuous Improvement journey is for that company to have 100% support from top management. Without this, a CI program is destined for failure and will be seen as "the flavor of the month" as opposed to a true Continuous Improvement approach to business operations. We prevent this from happening by starting every company's training with a half-day course for managers on the philosophies of Continuous Improvement, the seven wastes, "reliable methods" and management's role in driving improvement efforts within the organization. This course is intended to give all functional areas a basic understanding of Continuous Improvement and sets the stage for managers to be able to understand Lean Management and support improvement activities and projects that are undertaken by the organization. It provides a solid foundation for effective Lean Management in companies just starting out with Continuous Improvement and contains many specific points managers can take away and use to help the organization reach new levels of operational excellence. This course is designed to both inform and inspire individuals in a leadership role about the benefits that can be achieved by unleashing the power of Continuous Improvement within their organization.