Optimize Lumber Yard/Millwork Distribution Center Layout (3 Locations): Determined top-selling SKU’s to prioritize which products should be organized and located to facilitate most efficient flow of materials and labor; established baseline layout of equipment, machinery, labor, materials, and supplies; evaluated several layouts and compared to management criteria for best method for flow of labor and products; organized implementation plan to facilitate improvements. Raymond, NH, Lawrence and Amesbury, MA.
Introduce 5S/Lean Principles to Lumber Yard and Conduct 5S Audits (3 Locations): Took baseline pictures and assessed current state of facility relative to organization/cleanliness; developed and presented training materials for staff to learn/understand continuous improvement principles; coached staff leaders on implementation strategy; conducting routine (quarterly to semi-annually) follow-up audits to monitor progress, report results, and recommend further improvements. Raymond, NH, Lawrence and Amesbury, MA.
Streamline Kitchen Design Work Order Process: Developed current state value stream map to identify areas of improvement in generating sales orders, designing kitchens, ordering products, and supervising field installation; resolved top issues; created future state map; developed and rolled out implementation plan; conducted training; and wrote documentation. Raymond, NH, Lawrence and Amesbury, MA.
Optimize Trim Cutting Operations: Reviewed current software and manual methodology to determine cut lists and priorities; matched methodology to new software chosen to optimize saw time and minimize scrap/waste; facilitated transition to new software.
Streamline Door Shop Production Process: Developed current state value stream map to identify areas of improvement in receiving and storing raw materials, layout of machinery/equipment and supplies, and executing work orders; resolved top issues; created future state map; developed and rolled out implementation plan; conducted training; and wrote documentation.
Develop Operational Metrics: Determined top three to five performance variables to monitor production/service performance; developed data collection methods and spreadsheets to track daily results; developed and posted charts with targets for analysis and improvement.