Eliminate Waste on the Jobsite

The Smart Cut Miter Saw Table Fence and Measuring System jobsite

There's always a goal in construction to eliminate or minimize waste at every opportunity. A fancy term used for this is to "Lean" things out, but the reality is you're just running a better business which translates to happier customers and employees, and more profits to you.  Most of what's discussed below can be addressed with prior planning and training best practice habits.  

The Smart Cut Miter Saw Table Fence and Measuring System defect

Defects: Defects are anything that is not done correctly the first time, resulting in rework that wastes time and materials.  Whether it's bad cuts or bad craftmanship, any time you have to rework is either time, money, or material wasted.  With lumber prices the way they are, you don't want to do this.

The Smart Cut Miter Saw Fence Table and Measuring System Waiting

Waiting: The most common scenario that leads to waiting in construction is when workers are ready, but what's needed for the work to be completed hasn't been delivered, cut, or that prior tasks have not been completed.  Guys standing around = wasted time = wasted money and unnecessary delays.  

The Smart Cut Miter Saw Fence Table and Measuring System crew

Choosing Proper Talent: Workers on a construction project have a range of skills and experience. When the right person is not matched to the right job, their talent, skills, and knowledge go to waste.  Think of putting the wrong guy on the saw and having to make several cuts for one board.  The result is wasted material, wasted time, and your guys now waiting for that board.

The Smart Cut Miter Saw Table Fence and Measuring System delivery

Transport: The waste in transport happens when materials, equipment, or workers are moved to a job site before or in some cases after they are needed.  Proper planning and timing are important in ensuring no delays. 

The Smart Cut Miter Saw Table Fence and Measuring System inventory

Inventory: Materials that are not immediately needed are considered excess inventory. They tie up budget, require storage, and often degrade when not used, but sometimes you may not have what you enough of what you need and that creates delays as well.

The Smart Cut Miter Saw Table Fence and Measuring System motion

Motion: Movement that is not necessary, like distance between workers, tools, and materials, creates the waste of motion.  For instance, where you place your materials and equipment relative to where the work is being done can add extra steps and extra frustration with your guys. 

Addressing the above areas during pre-job planning and also continuously daily during once the job is underway will reduce some the expected chaos that can/will always occur.  


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