Pipeline Workshops™: Right for You?

Homebuilding production is a system, and it has to be managed as a system;  in order to be managed, it must first 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 still confronting an industry that has already 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.

Achieving 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®.  Pipeline workshops™ 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.  And, those outcomes 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 get from a Pipeline workshop™?  

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

•  An elegant understanding of how operating decisions drive business outcomes, and how the measures of operating performance connect to the measures of business outcomes; 

•  A set of mental models – a way of thinking about size, growth, capacity, even-flow, 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 managing the unique attributes and parameters of homebuilding production; 

  A set of velocity accelerators – Pipeline™ tactics, techniques, and practices dealing with trade partnering, job scheduling, process improvement, building information modeling, and open-book management and performance compensation – that result in shorter schedules, reduced cycle times, higher quality with less waste, and higher throughput achieved with a planned, finite, and controlled level of 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 – a production 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 September 26-27, 2018.  The cost is $895.00 per person;  the cost during early registration, extended through June 29, 2018, is $750.00;  for team pricing, ask flgroves@saiconsulting.com 

Sponsored by BUILDER, BuilderMT, and Specitup.

For more details:  www.buildervelocity.com