LEAN most simply defined is the practice of removing waste from a
system to provide the value a customer desires with minimal resources.
That system can be a job site, a manufacturing facility, or an office.
There are opportunities around us every day to provide our customers
with higher quality at a lower cost in a timely manner. LEAN helps
identify and act on those opportunities.
We are committed to the continuous innovation of our processes in the
field, in our shops, and in our offices through our LEAN program. Our
overall goal is to eliminate waste so we can provide added value to our
customers on every project.
Using the Plan-Do-Adjust-Check
cycle, we find innovative solutions
and integrate them in the most
efficient ways possible, helping us
deliver results on time and on
budget and increasing overall
LEAN Construction & Fabrication
On every job, we strive to identify and eliminate waste by
implementing LEAN construction. We look for opportunities to use
fabrication whenever practical, allowing us to decrease installation
times on site, meet tighter schedules, and introduce optimal workflow
in the field.
We also encourage our field leaders to abide by the 30/30 Rule, which
requires that all equipment, materials, tools and manpower necessary
to complete a task be within 30 seconds or 30 feet of the installation
This minimizes the space required to
complete our work and the amount
of movement around the site. We
also practice short interval planning
with our field leaders to ensure work
is flowing in an orderly manner.
LEAN practices have also been applied in our fabrication facilities to
help reduce lead times and increase productivity.
By fabricating pieces just in time, we are able to help minimize job site
clutter, eliminate the need to store items until they’re required, and
meet aggressive project schedules.
We are always looking for ways to eliminate waste, and the acronym
DOWNTIME helps us remember the eight wastes common in
Defects/rework - not doing it right the first time.
Overproduction - making or purchasing too much of an item, or
producing it too early.
Waiting - not being able to perform a task when ready.
Not using employee ideas or skills - keeping processes the same despite
Transportation - moving materials more than needed.
Inventory - having too much of an item.
Motion - walking around or moving more than necessary to complete a
Extra processing - doing paperwork for the sake of doing paperwork.
LEAN In The Office
This customer-centric side of LEAN focuses on developing and
deploying technology to streamline our procedures, control our costs,
and provide faster response times.
With applications in every side of our
company—from accounting to
engineering to logistics—LEAN
Support is helping us to eliminate
duplicate data entry and multiple
sources of information, leading to a
more streamlined, efficient customer
1056 Moreland Industrial Boulevard
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
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Charlotte, North Carolina 28214