Our 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.
As a member of GBMP, your company will receive numerous benefits:
Discounts on all GBMP Training Events
GBMP members receive 15-30% off of our specially designed workshops and courses, as well as GBMP's annual Northeast Region Continuous Improvement 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
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
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
Many suppliers of manufacturing-related 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
NEW! Exclusive Members Only Online Streaming Training 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.
2013 Annual Membership Rates
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*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 617-287-7630.