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"Lean Manufacturing" is not just for manufacturers. Find out why Lean Methods and Principles have affected virtually every industry in the world except homebuilding, how it will affect us, why we think it is inevitable, and what it could mean if your competitors get there before you. Don't wait until the recovery has you too busy to change habits, tune in today.
Lean is gaining a foothold in the building industry, producing dramatic reductions in cost and schedule, yet many obstacles remain. Among the barriers is the “fluid factory” nature of homebuilding. Unlike factories, our sites, labor and tooling move on a daily basis. A critical requirement for maximum improvement lies in the up-front design process, particularly in bridging the gap between architectural plans and functional working drawings The real-world examples in this white paper demonstrate why a focus on Lean Design is essential.
After four years and 65 Lean Implementations, working with more than 500 builder executives, managers and staff, with well over 1,400 supplier, trade, distributor and manufacturer personnel consulted, what have we learned? There are more than 10,000 improvement ideas and in excess of $125,000,000 in savings opportunities, that's what!. Here are two dozen of the most common observations that you can take to the bank.
The collaboration between TrueNorth Development and multi-award-winning TK Design & Architecture brings a deep understanding of Lean in the homebuilding industry to product design. Applying the 1,000 point Lean Filter to your initial design ensures you've designed cost out of your product, rather than designed cost into your plans. A Muddy Shoes LeanDesign plan will pay you back every time you build it. For a quick understanding of the new Muddy Shoes LeanDesign Charrette:
TK Design goes into the field with TrueNorth to photograph examples of what LeanDesign can do... or more accurately, examples of errors we see every day because LeanDesign was NOT employed. LeanPlan Workout is the process used to improve existing plans to save both cost and construction time.Scott Sedam opened the joint presentation at IBS on Saturday morning, January 15, 2011 with a discussion of problems that stem from plans the way we draw them today. Architect Todd Hallett then held the audience with pictures of field issues common across the country. Do you have these same issues? Very likely.
See what Todd and Scott turned up on one trip into the field and presented at IBS on January 15, 2011.