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Lean construction aims to optimise construction supply chain processes to the highest level of efficiency utilising the minimum amount of resources. By implementing a strategic approach which values customer service above all else, a company can remain competitive, enhance productivity and maintain an effective use of resources. Wherever the company fits into the supply chain, from design through raw materials and to site operations, an outstanding system which has consistent access to real-time information, strong supply chain processes, and efficient stock management will assist your company in achieving a competitive advantage.

Team BDS understands that lean construction practice is best achieved by identifying and eliminating waste which can be achieved through working smarter, not harder. We approach each business on a case-by-case business as no two companies will be at the same stage of development, nor will they have the same requirements based on where they fit in the chain. We look at your strategies and performance across a number of areas including the following:

Production : We identify whether too much or too little inventory is being produced, or whether it is being produced too fast or too slow.

People Power : We look at the labour force involved in the operations process, identifying where skills are not being utilised and if feedback and training is not being taken on board.

Transport : We identify where items such as stock and materials are being moved unnecessarily between locations.

Time : We assess the time required to complete processes, delays caused by waiting for parts or people, work stoppages caused by malfunctioning machinery.

Having assessed these areas, we utilise the Five Principles of Lean Management and their application, combined with Six-Sigma methodology. Team BDS provides training and implementation support, selecting the most relevant improvement methodologies for each particular challenge faced by your construction organisation.

Five Principles of Lean Management

1. Specify Value– Understanding what value the customer places upon the product or service.

2. Map the Value Stream– Looking at the life-cycle of the product or process from raw material right through to customer use and subsequent disposal in order to identify areas of waste.

3. Create Flow and Pull– Ensuring that all aspects of the process are moving efficiently and in harmony with one another.

4. Involve and Empower– Improving the efficiency of the process to the point where nothing is produced or sourced unless the customer needs it. The aim is to reduce the time it takes to produce and ultimately deliver to the customer. This is only achievable if all processes are working in ‘flow’ with one another.

5. Continuous Improvement– Constantly striving to eliminate wasteful processes in order to achieve the perfect customer solution and exceptional customer service.

Through the application of Lean Principles, we deliver Managed Programmes geared towards Operations Excellence which deal with issues and challenges immediately.

We would be delighted to discuss how we can help your business implement Lean excellence.

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What Our Clients Say

Lean Construction Ireland
I am delighted to confirm that Team BDS is herewith approved as a "Lean Construction Ireland (LCi) Commended Lean Service Provider".Congratulations, and I look forward to our ongoing engagement and collaboration as we contribute to enabling the transformation of the Irish Construction Sector.For and on behalf of the LCi LSP Capabilities Review Panel.Regards,Darrin Taylor
Ian AndersonIan AndersonIan Anderson, Group Chief Operating Officer, Momentum Services
Team BDS were recommended to us to assist in developing a revised software specification and sourcing a suitable partner who could deliver the solution to best fit our needs. From the outset their professional and structured approach filled us with extreme confidence that we were engaging with a partner who ...
Mary Mc CagheyMary Mc CagheyMary Mc Caghey, Director, IGWT
IGWT availed of the support of Team BDS in the implementation of a Lean Management Programme. We found the skills of their specialists on-site, and their approach to the overall project, was excellent. They were very insightful in creating solutions which have helped us to add substantial value to our ...
Simon MurraySimon MurraySimon Murray, Director, Universal Graphics
Team BDS have provided ongoing business support to Universal Graphics over a period of time. They have always proven to have outstanding skills in various technical disciplines. They have helped us to achieve significant improvements in a number of key business areas. Equally important is the knowledge base they have ...
Joe SkeltonJoe SkeltonDirector of Production Planning, Aer Lingus
The work completed by the Team BDS specialists on this project to-date has provided us with immediate benefits and has helped us to overcome significant challenges which had the potential to impact on our targeted passenger growth.
James BarrettJames BarrettDirector, O’Connor Sutton Cronin Consulting Engineers
We engaged Team BDS to provide support to the company in applying innovation and process improvement to key business units. Their technical approach was very successful in identifying problem areas, and this was complemented by highly effective mentoring and managerial support. They have succeeded in implementing practical cost effective solutions ...
Barry SmithBarry SmithBarry Smith,Managing Director, Abcon Industrial Products
We have worked with Team BDS on both Innovation and Lean Management Projects. We have always found that the consultants allocated to each project were not just extremely knowledgeable in their own specialist areas, but were experienced in a wide range of disciplines. They have a practical common sense approach ...
Oliver CroninOliver CroninOliver Cronin,Finance Director, Gem Pack Foods
Team BDS identified the business system most suited to our needs. As we did not have a resource available to project manage the system implementation, this was undertaken by Team BDS. I can definitely state that we would not have had a successful implementation without their input. They took ownership ...