[Podcast] Ep.10: Higher Profits Through LEAN Process Improvements with Doug Howard
If there is one take-away from more than 30 years of working with R/A members, it is this: Successful remodeling companies are constantly looking for ways to improve themselves and subsequently are able to achieve a higher net profit.
In our 10th episode of PowerTips Unscripted, Victoria and Mark welcome back Doug Howard, Director of Consulting for Remodelers Advantage, to talk more about his experience with LEAN process improvement.
LEAN is a system aimed at continual process improvement. Born out of the Toyota Production System, it became a common tool used in manufacturing and over the past 20 years, it has found its way into government, healthcare and service industries, including our remodeling industry.
Since joining R/A last year, Doug has worked directly with several Remodelers on using LEAN to improve their businesses and will lead a Masterclass on LEAN For Remodelers coming up in April.
Victoria, Mark and Doug dig further into the benefits of LEAN process improvement and along the way uncover:
- Examples of using LEAN in Remodeling
- Driving profit through process improvement
- Identifying instances of waste in remodeling production
- Implementing change resulting from LEAN results
- Doug’s Process of working directly with companies to implement LEAN within their organization
- How LEAN impacts the client and their ultimate satisfaction
Where Can You Learn More?
As stated above, Doug will lead a Masterclass on LEAN in April and that class is filling up now.
We have a website dedicated to LEAN For Remodelers, called LeanRemodeling.com and as Doug mentions in this episode, there is a FREE download available on the website; a Process Mapping Template that will help you get started with your own effort to improve.
As always, Doug is available to answer any questions you may have and is looking forward to working with more companies this year. Doug@RemodelersAdvantage.com