Category: Lean Resources

Project Production Management: Use Non-Repetitive Work for Your First Takt Plan (Part 8)

by Hal Macomber | July 9, 2021

( By Hal Macomber, Executive VP Touchplan and George Hunt, Lead – Pre-Sales/Sales Engineering Touchplan) Today we’ll show you how to…

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Project Production Management: Pace Construction to Bring Sanity to Your Construction Project (Part 7)

by Hal Macomber | July 2, 2021

(By Hal Macomber, EVP Touchplan and George Hunt, Lead – Pre-Sales/Sales Engineering Touchplan) We’ve learned not to ignore production laws…

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Project Production Management: Flow When You Can — Pull When You Can’t — Stop Pushing (Part 6)

by Hal Macomber | June 18, 2021

(By Hal Macomber, Executive VP, Touchplan with Adam Hoots, Lean Enthusiast Construction ACHE Solutions) In the last four posts, we explored…

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Project Production Management: Bigger Batches Create Longer Projects (Part 5)

by Hal Macomber | June 11, 2021

(By Hal Macomber, Executive VP Touchplan and Colin Milberg, Principal ASKM Associates) Our common sense tells us the more work we…

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Why Percent Promises Complete (PPC) is Critical To Construction Productivity

by Michael Sullivan | June 8, 2021

Touchplan’s Insights allows owners, construction executives, project managers and superintendents to review accurate, real-time project metrics all the way down…

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Project Production Management: Delay’s Increase Exponentially as Utilization Increases (Part 4)

by Hal Macomber | June 4, 2021

(By Hal Macomber and George Hunt) Project teams have a tough job pursuing high productivity for workgroups while maintaining and…

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Project Production Management: Bottlenecks Rule — Make it the Policy (Part 3)

by Hal Macomber | May 28, 2021

(By Hal Macomber, EVP Touchplan and Terri Erickson,) All processes and projects have bottlenecks or constraints. A physical bottleneck determines…

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Project Production Management: Beware, Variation Compounds with Dependence! (Part 2)

by Hal Macomber | May 21, 2021

(By Hal Macomber, EVP Touchplan and George Hunt, Lead – Pre-Sales/Sales Engineering Touchplan) Variation is present in things we do…

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Flow Provides Focus for Project Production Management

by Hal Macomber | May 14, 2021

Welcome to Touchplan’s Project Production Management Blog Series (By Hal Macomber & George Hunt) We just wrapped up our blog…

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Revisiting the Five Big Ideas Transforming the Design and Construction Industry: What Comes After the Five Big Ideas? (Part 10)

by Hal Macomber | April 30, 2021

(Hal Macomber, EVP, Touchplan with George Hunt, Head of Presales / Sales Engineering, Touchplan ) Greg Howell and I proposed…

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Revisiting The Five Big Ideas Transforming the Design and Construction Industry: Pursue Project Outcomes at the Intersections of the Five Big Ideas (Part 8)

by Hal Macomber | April 16, 2021

(Hal Macomber, EVP, Touchplan with Calayde Davey, Ph.D., Research Associate, University of Pretoria, South Africa ) So, maybe the five big…

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