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CFMx: Avoid Last-Minute Mayhem

The following scenario is a familiar one for just about every trade partner who has worked a job in our industry: The schedule dates are compromised because production rates are way out of whack. Several crews have worked ahead in an effort to “save time” and others have commanded bigger areas striving to “increase efficiency.” But the fact of the matter is that neither of these scenarios are...

Manpower Projections for Steady Progress!

Calling All Trade Partners What’s The Situation? As we all know, taking the time necessary for smoother handoffs with smaller crews can be a challenge for trade partners looking to get ahead and stay there. It seems logical, right?... get as much done as you can so you can maximize your time and money – and all while optimizing your contribution towards the completion of the job.  But what if we...

Overcome Inertia with Sustainable Momentum

Calling All Project Managers! Greetings friends! Welcome back to our Day in The Life blog series where we are identifying potential pitfalls and stumbling blocks that can be easily avoided on any jobsite with proactive use of the Clear Flow Matrix. Manage Expectations The Superintendent’s Greatest Challenge Most recently, we discussed how the superintendent often finds himself becoming the...

Calling all Construction Engineers! Know What You are Building Before You Start!

Calling All Construction Engineers to Know what you are building before you start! Welcome back to our blog series: A Day in The Life. Today, we’ll be discussing the steppingstones and stumbling blocks commonly faced by construction engineers out there at any given jobsite. We’ll discuss how to maximize efficiencies and minimize bottlenecks – both resulting in the success of your project. You...

Calling all Superintendents

Meet Your Hero: Herbie Welcome to our next blog series: A Day in The Life. Here, we’ll be discussing the steppingstones and stumbling blocks that come with the various trade positions out there in any given jobsite. We’ll discuss how to maximize efficiencies and minimize bottlenecks – both helping you succeed. Circling Back As you know, we’ve already talked in our last blog about the challenges...

CFMx: No Flow Circle

Tired of Running in Circles? Balance Your Way Out! Coordination issues on a construction site can spread like wildfire, compounding each other until site supervision is caught up and the No Flow Circle commences! For those of you wondering, the No Flow Circle is the inevitable outcome that will always result when production is not balanced and the driving focus for any job relies more on...

CFMx: Success Down to The Details

Did you know? The Clear Flow Matrix (CFMx) is founded on Shingo’s proven concept that the relationship between process flow and operations flow is a perpendicular one. By maintaining this perpendicular relationship (and Shingo’s concepts), the CFMx emphasizes balanced flow along the balanced production front. The Necessity of Flow Why is this so helpful? Project production based on balanced flow...

A Schedule for Sustainability: CFMx Weekly Work Plan

A Schedule for Sustainability: CFMX Weekly Work Plan What is the key difference between the Weekly Work Plan and other scheduling tools? Put simply, it all revolves around the personal, daily commitment made by the Trade Partner/Last Planner. And it can’t be just an impersonal nod or empty agreement. The level of commitment required for accomplishment must be personal and intentional to ensure...

CFMx + Last Planner: A Clear Flow For Takt Production

So, how does the Clear Flow Matrix (CFMx) work with the proven methodologies of The Last Planner system?  The Last Planner System has greatly improved project communication and planning, bringing all levels of supervision and management into daily communication with proven results. Takt has applied another proven lean concept focusing on production planning and controls re-emphasizing flow as...

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone!

CFMx Blog: Gantt Vs. Matrix CFMx: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone! Takt Time in Real Time It’s no secret that human tendency will always gravitate towards the familiar. We like knowing what to expect, how best to succeed and will most often always choose the path of least resistance. Welcome to being human! However, there has been an innumerable amount of research conducted on the growth,...

CFMx: Avoid Last-Minute Mayhem

The following scenario is a familiar one for just about every trade partner who has worked a job in our industry: The schedule dates are compromised because production rates are way out of whack. Several crews have worked ahead in an effort to “save time” and others...

Manpower Projections for Steady Progress!

Calling All Trade Partners What’s The Situation? As we all know, taking the time necessary for smoother handoffs with smaller crews can be a challenge for trade partners looking to get ahead and stay there. It seems logical, right?... get as much done as you can so...

Overcome Inertia with Sustainable Momentum

Calling All Project Managers! Greetings friends! Welcome back to our Day in The Life blog series where we are identifying potential pitfalls and stumbling blocks that can be easily avoided on any jobsite with proactive use of the Clear Flow Matrix. Manage Expectations...

Calling all Superintendents

Meet Your Hero: Herbie Welcome to our next blog series: A Day in The Life. Here, we’ll be discussing the steppingstones and stumbling blocks that come with the various trade positions out there in any given jobsite. We’ll discuss how to maximize efficiencies and...

CFMx: No Flow Circle

Tired of Running in Circles? Balance Your Way Out! Coordination issues on a construction site can spread like wildfire, compounding each other until site supervision is caught up and the No Flow Circle commences! For those of you wondering, the No Flow Circle is the...

CFMx: Success Down to The Details

Did you know? The Clear Flow Matrix (CFMx) is founded on Shingo’s proven concept that the relationship between process flow and operations flow is a perpendicular one. By maintaining this perpendicular relationship (and Shingo’s concepts), the CFMx emphasizes balanced...

A Schedule for Sustainability: CFMx Weekly Work Plan

A Schedule for Sustainability: CFMX Weekly Work Plan What is the key difference between the Weekly Work Plan and other scheduling tools? Put simply, it all revolves around the personal, daily commitment made by the Trade Partner/Last Planner. And it can’t be just an...

CFMx + Last Planner: A Clear Flow For Takt Production

So, how does the Clear Flow Matrix (CFMx) work with the proven methodologies of The Last Planner system?  The Last Planner System has greatly improved project communication and planning, bringing all levels of supervision and management into daily communication with...

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone!

CFMx Blog: Gantt Vs. Matrix CFMx: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone! Takt Time in Real Time It’s no secret that human tendency will always gravitate towards the familiar. We like knowing what to expect, how best to succeed and will most often always choose the path of...

CFMx: Avoid Last-Minute Mayhem

The following scenario is a familiar one for just about every trade partner who has worked a job in our industry: The schedule dates are compromised because production rates are way out of whack. Several crews have worked ahead in an effort to “save time” and others...

Manpower Projections for Steady Progress!

Calling All Trade Partners What’s The Situation? As we all know, taking the time necessary for smoother handoffs with smaller crews can be a challenge for trade partners looking to get ahead and stay there. It seems logical, right?... get as much done as you can so...

Overcome Inertia with Sustainable Momentum

Calling All Project Managers! Greetings friends! Welcome back to our Day in The Life blog series where we are identifying potential pitfalls and stumbling blocks that can be easily avoided on any jobsite with proactive use of the Clear Flow Matrix. Manage Expectations...

Calling all Superintendents

Meet Your Hero: Herbie Welcome to our next blog series: A Day in The Life. Here, we’ll be discussing the steppingstones and stumbling blocks that come with the various trade positions out there in any given jobsite. We’ll discuss how to maximize efficiencies and...

CFMx: No Flow Circle

Tired of Running in Circles? Balance Your Way Out! Coordination issues on a construction site can spread like wildfire, compounding each other until site supervision is caught up and the No Flow Circle commences! For those of you wondering, the No Flow Circle is the...

CFMx: Success Down to The Details

Did you know? The Clear Flow Matrix (CFMx) is founded on Shingo’s proven concept that the relationship between process flow and operations flow is a perpendicular one. By maintaining this perpendicular relationship (and Shingo’s concepts), the CFMx emphasizes balanced...

A Schedule for Sustainability: CFMx Weekly Work Plan

A Schedule for Sustainability: CFMX Weekly Work Plan What is the key difference between the Weekly Work Plan and other scheduling tools? Put simply, it all revolves around the personal, daily commitment made by the Trade Partner/Last Planner. And it can’t be just an...

CFMx + Last Planner: A Clear Flow For Takt Production

So, how does the Clear Flow Matrix (CFMx) work with the proven methodologies of The Last Planner system?  The Last Planner System has greatly improved project communication and planning, bringing all levels of supervision and management into daily communication with...

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone!

CFMx Blog: Gantt Vs. Matrix CFMx: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone! Takt Time in Real Time It’s no secret that human tendency will always gravitate towards the familiar. We like knowing what to expect, how best to succeed and will most often always choose the path of...