Pipeline Workshops™: Right for You?

Homebuilding production is a system, and it has to be managed as a system;  in order to be managed, first it must be understood.  That type of ordered, process-centric, capacity-focused understanding – that way of thinking – is not the homebuilding industry’s natural inclination;  it clashes with the deal-driven, product-centric, margin-focused mentality that pervades the industry.

That understanding is now crucial, because in the mega-challenging environment confronting an industry that has survived the worst economic and housing recession in three-quarters of a century, it is no longer a choice between achieving higher margin or higher velocity.  It is the requirement to achieve higher margins at higher velocities.

Meeting that requirement is what creates sustainable competitive separation;  sustainable competitive separation is what determines survival.

Pipeline workshops™ are a two-day immersion into production physics – into the principles and disciplines that enable homebuilders to thrive on the velocity side of Return on Assets, to thrive on the velocity side of economic return®.  They transfer in-depth knowledge and create an intuitive, instinctive understanding of production principles and disciplines, focused exclusively on homebuilding operations.  They are not a lecture;  the material is comprehensive, the learning is intense, and the format is interactive and competitive;  they are size-limited.

The comprehensiveness, intensity, interaction, and competitiveness found in a Pipeline workshop™ flows from two unique elements:  (1) RB Builders: Lessons from the Pipeline© is a state-of-the-art business case;  (2) the Pipeline game™ is a progressive series of production scenarios that simulate homebuilding production in the real business world, in an environment of variation and uncertainty, where operating decisions produce economic outcomes – outcomes that are diagnosed after each game, so that the connection between operating decisions and business outcomes is embedded, the principles and disciplines ingrained.

What do you acquire at a Pipeline workshop™?  

•  A visual image of a homebuilding production system – its purpose, size, cost, and capacity;

  An elegant understanding of how operating decisions drive business outcomes, and how the measures of operating performance connect to the business outcome measures of profitability and economic return;

  A set of mental models – a way of thinking about size, growth, capacity, cost of variation, and other critical areas – that define a homebuilding production system, provide a systemic approach to solving production problems and managing finite production capacity, and deliver a blended approach to process and project portfolio management that addresses the unique attributes and parameters of homebuilding production;   

•  A set of velocity accelerators – Pipeline™ tactics, techniques, and practices focused on the areas of trade partnering, job scheduling, process improvement, building information modeling, and open-book management and performance compensation – that shorten schedules, reduce cycle times, increase throughput, and control work-in-process.

Is a Pipeline workshop™ right for you? 

Pipeline workshops™ are not about job titles, operational scope, or company size.  They are intended for anyone charged with the critical responsibility of managing – or managing interactions with – production as a system, at some level of a homebuilding enterprise.  Pipeline workshops™ are for those who must understand and manage homebuilding production, and drive results, including:

  • C-Level Executives – Presidents, CEOs, CFOs
  • Division and Regional Managers
  • Vice Presidents of Operations and Construction
  • Vice Presidents of Sales and Marketing
  • Design, Estimating, and Purchasing Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Construction Managers

Pipeline workshops™ are also an excellent experience for the equivalent positions with building trade partners – for the manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and subcontractors who must interact with builders in the value stream.

Come.  Participate.  Learn.

 

The next Pipeline workshop™ will be held at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on February 28 – March 1, 2018.  The cost is $895.00 per person;  the cost during early registration, extended through December 31, 2017, is $750.00;  for team pricing, inquire here (flgroves@saiconsulting.com).

Sponsored by BUILDER, BuilderMT, and Specitup.

For more details:  www.buildervelocity.com