Ep.131: All About LEAN and Value Stream Mapping with Dean Tompkins
Increasing efficiency is one of the easiest ways to increase your company’s profitability, and LEAN process improvement is an extremely popular direction to take for successful remodelers and builders out there.
We have discussed LEAN concepts in past episodes, including Episode 10 when we had Doug Howard on to talk about the LEAN consulting work he is doing with remodelers and builders around the country.
In this episode, Victoria and Mark look more closely at some of the aspects within the LEAN system and welcome Dean Tompkins to the show to discuss how using Value Stream Mapping can rapidly improve your business.
Dean is the Owner and Integrator for Payne & Payne Renovations and Design in Cleveland, Ohio and he, and his business partner David Payne, recently embarked on a LEAN process improvement journey.
Victoria, Mark and Dean talk more about:
- How Payne & Payne got started with LEAN Manufacturing concepts.
- How LEAN applies to remodeling and the custom building process.
- Aspects of the LEAN toolbox and which ones they used.
- How the Value Stream Mapping process went and what surprises they found.
- What the results of the process were and whether or not they would do it again.
- And more…
Imagine being more profitable than your competition, without having to be more expensive.
LEAN is a method of process improvement designed to simultaneously improve customer service, enhance employee morale and increase profitability — all with little or no capital investment.
Here at Remodelers Advantage we’ve taken the core principles of LEAN and developed the LEAN Remodeling System (LRS), which addresses the specific challenges facing remodeling businesses today.
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