Pipeline Workshops™: Disruptive Learning

“The concept of production building being a ‘pipeline’, along with the simple and straight-forward concepts discussed in this seminar, made this one of the most eye-opening experiences I have ever had when it comes to learning about production building.”  (Patrick Bukszar, Dir. Construction Services, Essex Homes, Lexington, SC)

“The Pipeline workshop™ was an eye-opening experience.  I took away invaluable insight on what it takes to operate a profitable homebuilding company.”   (Daniel Hopkins, Director of Purchasing/Estimating, Jeff Benton Homes, Huntsville, AL)

“I walked away with a new perspective on making returns in residential homebuilding that challenged the models and assumptions I have worked under.”  (Mark Carter, Operations Manager, Drees Homes, Jacksonville, FL)

“It was quite intense, challenging, and not for the intellectually lazy”. (Scott Sedam, President, TrueNorth Development, South Lyon, MI)

In relentlessly improving Pipeline workshops™, our intent – simply, plainly – is to open builders’ eyes, open them wider than they have ever been opened, and to make the learning as disruptive as possible to conventional, long-accepted ways of thinking.

We don’t want to just inform attendees’ thinking;  we want to reform it – and re-form it.  We want to change their thinking about homebuilding production, and, in so doing, rebuild it as a new understanding of homebuilding production.

To that end, we developed and use two unique tools:

Pipeline games™ are both a production simulator and a business game, and they are what make Pipeline workshops™ so intense, so interactive, so competitive, so unique, so worthwhile.  The best production simulator in the business (and the only one of its kind), we have made the Pipeline game™ even better over the past five years, by getting to results faster, by giving it an income/operating statement that looks exactly like a homebuilding company, comparing integrated and outsourced building models, and more.

RB Builders: Lessons from the Pipeline© is a business case developed specifically for Pipeline workshops™.  It presents a set of problems related to a very realistic homebuilding operation, problems that attendees are required to solve;  it is a test that challenges their knowledge and understanding of production and business principles.

The use of Pipeline games™ and the RB Builders: Lessons from the Pipeline© business case makes what was already known for its unique, engaging, and challenging format a much sharper learning experience.

Pipeline workshops™:  creating a visual image of homebuilding production;  making the connection between operating decisions and the business outcomes those decisions drive;  ushering in a new way of systems-oriented thinking – a paradigm shift – towards solving core problems, managing constrained capacity, dealing with variation and uncertainty, and managing homebuilding production as the specific and particular workflow that it is;  emphasizing the actions that enable builders to thrive on the velocity side of Return on Assets.

Come.  Participate.  Learn.

 

The next Pipeline workshop™ will be held at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, on March 25-26, 2020.  The cost is $895.00 per person;  for team pricing, inquire here: (flgroves@saiconsulting.com).

Developed and delivered by SAI Consulting.  Sponsored by Specitup.

For more details:  www.buildervelocity.com