Ben Hershey

The Relationship Between Lean and Safety

Ben Hershey

In my experience and with the work I do with hundreds of component manufacturers, I find that many companies will tell me Safety is important, but, in practice, safety is treated as a burden on the company. Good managers will always have an attitude that they want all of their employees to be...

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August 2018
Issue #10229
Page 24
Glenn Traylor

Seeing the Need for Quality Assurance AND Training

Glenn Traylor

When you look at this photo, what do you see? The photo is an actual picture taken during a plant audit, but just imagine this was taken at your truss plant. In the photo, the second side of the floor truss is set up in the floor machine with the connector plate positioned and ready to receive...

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January 2018
Issue #10222
Page 36
Ben Hershey

Skills Play a Vital Role in Lean Management

Ben Hershey

Part 8 in our TIMWOODS Series Our journey through the various waste topics in Lean brings us to the final letter in our series on TIMWOODS: Skills. Many companies, managers, and supervisors forget when improving their operations to look at their team and review how their skills are being...

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November 2017
Issue #10220
Page 44
Matt Layman

Lumber Briefs: Housing’s Growth Rings

Matt Layman

Housing Inventory Looking Bullish Seven years later, the Great Recession now a memory, and as many years of construction growth behind us, the US housing situation is “critical.” We have added fewer new single family homes over the last decade than any of the previous five...

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July 2017
Issue #10216
Page 73
Robert Glowinski

When Competitors Attack

Robert Glowinski

Lately, competing building materials have been using construction fires as an opportunity to attack wood construction. It’s true; fires do occur in buildings under construction. But they occur in buildings of all material types, including concrete and steel. However, because wood...

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June 2017
Issue #10215
Page 65

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