There are stories behind every community member, program and insight we uncover, and here is where you’ll find them. Read on to learn more about how we think, what we’re up to and what drives us.
Recap: Rethinking the Supply Chain
Rethinking where + how products + services are sourced + how value is measured + compensated.
Many thanks to our panelists: George Casey, Stockbridge Associates; John Ballard, Hyphen Solutions; Ashley Potter, PulteGroup and Bert Stephens, Builders FirstSource.
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WATCH THIS SHORT SNIPPET HIGHLIGHTING OUR PANELISTS 2029 SUPPLY CHAIN VISION
KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE DISCUSSION
Biggest Pain Points
Skilled and consistent labor
Processes - BFS internalized mechanical & industrial engineers to bring a Six Sigma view
Opportunities for Innovation
Builders are taking a deeper look at the embedded inefficiencies and value add at each step in the process
Automate/ Digitize or Die! Major push to integrate these tools to over the next decade to overcome inefficiencies (and material waste) in design and production.
BFR (and entry level housing) should be our industry’s opportunities to drive innovation.
Ecosystem focus - we need to be smarter about getting better together. Collective bargaining, pooled resources, more transparency.
Emphasis on super subs / multifunctional trades as being the way of the future. Could be a way to create a win-win—adding value + financial opportunities for trade contractors as more and more manufacturers sell direct in the future.
The big win? Reliability + Repeatability / Consistency + Predictability