In-Plant Logistics

You don’t want a Swiss Army knife when a good sharp blade is all you need, and vice versa. 

From BCMC 2012 Educational Session: “Metrics for Managers”

  • Examine each operational area for changes that could help improve overall economics.
  • Make sure the design department is up to date on price changes of stock lengths of lumber, especially changes due to design value adjustments.
  • Factor customer needs into optimization, along with producing a more efficient truss using less material and plant labor.

If you do a web search for current trends in U.S. urban planning, article after article will discuss similar issues. Urban planners face new challenges as a result of the recent economic downturn, and subsequent sluggish growth. A few examples include: a higher percentage of renters over owners due to foreclosures and defaults; delayed housing purchases by Generation Y; a growing desire for alternative transportation choices and shorter commutes; all coupled with a decreasing availability of urban land.

BCMC Sessions Focus on Doing Business Smarter

  • Meet SBCA’s new president, Steve Stroder.
  • SBCA developed SCORE and other programs to help CMs run their companies as safe, productive, and risk-free as possible.
  • Banding together and implementing these tools not only benefits individual companies, it elevates our industry.