Andrew Piland

Supply Chain Management 101: (Post 5) Integrated management of the supply chain and the jobsite.

by Andrew Piland | February 17, 2023

In Post #2, we discussed an analog approach. The superintendent is doing a good job with planning and communicates the…

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Supply Chain Management 101: (Post 4) Move Construction Activities from the Jobsite into the Supply Chain

by Andrew Piland | January 25, 2023

Prefabrication and off-site construction are not novel concepts, but it has yet to be mainstream for commercial construction.  More sophisticated…

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Supply Chain Management 101: Managing the Supply Chain (Post 3)

by Andrew Piland | January 5, 2023

How do we operate in today’s supply chain environment? Collaborate and think outside the box. Collaboration The trick to collaboration…

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Supply Chain Management 101: Managing the Interface between the Supply Chain and the Construction Site (Post 2)

by Andrew Piland | December 13, 2022

I learned early on as a young U.S. Marine logistics officer that operations drive logistics.  I had to be proactive…

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Construction Supply Chain Management 101

by Andrew Piland | December 1, 2022

Supply Chain Managers have to be able to understand demand signals. That means knowing what, when, where, and how things…

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Some of the Best Things Work In Pairs – Touchplan & Reality Capture+

by Andrew Piland | January 27, 2022

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place” - George Bernard Shaw. Planning is…

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Structured Noise is Music. Without Structure, It’s Just Noise. Make Music, Not Noise.

by Andrew Piland | August 6, 2021

“Andrew, that sounds awesome, but what does it look like once we’ve gone all-in with a digital solution?” Glad you…

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Why It’s Time to Forget The Sticky Notes & Maximize Wall Space

by Andrew Piland | July 23, 2021

If you are using sticky notes on a whiteboard, you are probably dedicated to a better way of planning and…

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Memorial Day: A Time to Celebrate; A Time to Remember

by Andrew Piland | May 31, 2021

Memorial Day also marks the unofficial start to Summer. We await this weekend to welcome in warmer weather and take…

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Why ‘Safety Third’ Is Exactly What Construction Needs to Make Jobsite Safety First

by Andrew Piland | May 5, 2021

What are a Superintendent’s primary responsibilities?  Safety, Quality, Schedule.  Prioritized in that order. We talk a lot about how certain…

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So You Want to be a Superintendent…Thoughts from a Touchplanner Who Worked in the Construction Industry

by Andrew Piland | April 21, 2021

All of us have a general routine for our workday.  For some, you can pin it down to the minute. …

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Tracking Progress for Repetitive Scopes Made Easier

by Andrew Piland | March 11, 2021

Scopes usually vary greatly across a project.  Why manage them all the same?  For repetitive activities, it is sometimes best…

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