Wood Truss & Wall Panel Manufacturing Consultation

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Cost Savings and Net Profit Gains that Usually take Months or Years,

Can be Accomplished in Weeks or Months with TDC

TDC is the TOP RANKED Consulting Firm for the
Wood Truss and Wall Panel Components Industry

#1 in Total Recommended Consultation Services
#1 in Actual Consultations (100+ Different Companies)
#1 in Testimonials of Past Clients
~1/3rd of All Clients are Providing TDC with a Written Public Recommendation
#1 in Comprehensive and Refined Consulting Services with Proven Results

Consulting service options include a single week evaluation, training, and recommendations. Multi-week assistance is also available for implementation if the CMs request further assistance.

Consulting Service Information

Consulting Service Information

1. Lean Manufacturing Principles Tailored for the Truss and Wall Component Industry

 

2. Time Standards for Accurate Truss Labor Estimations

 

3. Theory of Constraints, Opportunity Cost / Pricing, and all other Lean Manufacturing Principles

 

4. Proven and Practical Methods for Better Productivity in All Departments

 

 

 

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Dan West
Owner & Managing Member
Snake River Truss & Components LLC

I have been intimately involved in every facet of the truss business. This gives me a unique ability to understand how different areas of the business should intertwine to get things done. I have been involved in creating and running top performing businesses for decades.

His recommendations and suggestions have definitely made a positive impact on our company and our bottom line.

...Whether you’re a successful business looking for more, a struggling business that needs some guidance, or a business somewhere in between, I highly recommend Todd Drummond Consulting LLC to help you along the way.

All Departments Addressed During Consult

All Departments Addressed During Consult

- Lean principles explained, simplified, demonstrated and tailored for your company.

- Detailed written and demonstrated recommendations.

- All Departments Addressed - Manufacturing, Design, Sales, & Administration

- Current and future equipment recommendations.

Truss Manufacturing Time Standards

Truss Manufacturing Time Standards

- Proper Costing and Pricing Estimations

- Best Method for Production Scheduling

- Best Method for Productivity Monitoring

-120+ Different time elements to choose from for differing conditions for both roof and floor manufacturing

- MiTek MVP™ Labor Estimations Compatible! (See Truss Manufacturing Time Standards web page for details)

- All based on equipment and type of materials

- Any kind of truss type, shape, quantity, or span

See Time Standards
web page for more
information.

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Proven & Practical Lean Manufacturing Principles for Component Manufacturing

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Kamloops Truss Ltd.
Ryan Lodermeier – President/ Owner
Kamloops, BC Canada

We looked at Todd’s consulting services as an investment and yet we were somewhat skeptical of some of his claims; but, based on his previous testimonials, we took a chance. There are no words to express how thankful we are that we chose to start changing our business with assistance from Todd Drummond. The moment he walked through our doors, he immediately began to gain our trust and open our eyes to the areas upon which we needed to focus our attention.

The training and knowledge we received from Todd Drummond far exceeded any and all of our expectations. 

Our entire teams, from plate pickers, truss stackers, builders, lead hands, sawyers, and designers to the partners themselves, are all 100% believers in Todd Drummond and his professional services and recommendations. 

- Common lean manufacturing terms explained and demonstrated for the component industry

- Tailored for the component industry with actual examples/suggestions

- Proven and practical best methods for reducing cost, increasing capacity and improving net profit

-Time and motion principles that should be addressed for every task

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Every area within a component facility (design, sales & manufacturing)
is reviewed and suggestions are provided for improving productivity.  

All suggestions are based on lean manufacturing principles. This
service is essential for achieving greater results to the bottom line.

Theory of Constraints main principles are explained and are part of the consultation. “Theory of Constraints” is a natural development of lean manufacturing.  The five principles will be explained and demonstrated as to how to apply the TOC principles.

Opportunity cost explained for each department and equipment types which provide a clear picture for potential gains and also equipment investments.  In order to correctly understand and implement lean manufacturing principles, the opportunity cost will be demonstrated as for how to calculate these costs and how they affect the decision process in any given area.

Opportunity Pricing explained and demonstrated for proper pricing of components.

Drummond's Margin Formula

1. Automatically adjust every order pricing so every order’s baseline is equally adding to the bottom line (You can still add or discount any order)

2. Adds thousands of dollars over any given period of time (Millions for larger companies)

3. Easily choose which orders are more profitable without the subjective guesswork

(Everyone will be able to understand and use
–designers, salesmen and so on)

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Read helpful "Margin" Article here.

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Alaska Truss
Casey Hultquist - President
Chugiak, AK

Todd was able to provide labor calculations based on time and motion studies that we were able to plug right into our truss engineering software. All the labor estimations were dependent on our equipment types, material size and number of the crew performing their assigned task. Not only did Todd show us how to properly set up our labor, he also showed us a much better way to price our work orders.

By allowing you competition to “win” the poorly priced work orders, you are creating an environment where your competitor’s production gets bogged down based on a margin calculation that is flawed from the get-go while your company makes more margin per time period.

You Will Make More Gross Margin Dollars Using This Pricing Formula

Proper scheduling method for truss fabrication. Simply the most accurate method of scheduling production of roof trusses (See https://todd-drummond.com/scheduling/)

Incentive program outline for use in truss manufacturing. Provides the basic principles for effective incentive programs (See https://todd-drummond.com/incentives/)

Design Department

Equipment

- Scheduling and Tracking of All the Design Projects. Most design rooms have non-existing system of measuring and scheduling the workload. Sales representatives could receive actual timelines of scheduled project requests

 

- Hardware and computer setup

 

- Software Issues. I have many years experience with many different software packages

- Order and Bid Process  (Procedures)

- Communications

- Responsibilities

See web page for design room productivity issues at Design Productivity

Recommendations of current equipment which includes productivity

Suggestions for future equipment types and investments – All types of saws and build tables with/without automation with expected results

Linear Saw Time Study Spreadsheet – Eleven different types (brands and versions) of linear saws and one generic automated component saw for expected productivity. Input your desired quantities of cut material, the number of pieces per stock length and the average number of cuts to see the astounding difference between the brands. Single input updates all data for all saws. Time Comparison for Linear Saws- Limited Info for Promo – Protected and Copyrights by Todd Drummond Consulting LLC – 2015

Before You Buy, Get Unbiased Advice – TDC does not make any commission or get any referral fee from any of the equipment or plate vendors. Warning: Equipment and plate salespeople are spreading discouraging remarks about my services. They are all worried about losing a potential sale, which has happened on more than one occasion. The best advocates are my previous consultations. See the many testimonials of my services on my profile page.

Design Department

- Scheduling and Tracking of All the Design Projects. Most design rooms have non-existing system of measuring and scheduling the workload. Sales representatives could receive actual timelines of scheduled project requests 

- Hardware and computer setup

- Software Issues. I have many years experience with many different software packages

- Order and Bid Process  (Procedures)

- Communications

- Responsibilities

See web page for design room productivity issues at Design Productivity

Equipment

Recommendations of current equipment which includes productivity

Suggestions for future equipment types and investments – All types of saws and build tables with/without automation with expected results

Linear Saw Time Study Spreadsheet – Eleven different types (brands and versions) of linear saws and one generic automated component saw for expected productivity. Input your desired quantities of cut material, the number of pieces per stock length and the average number of cuts to see the astounding difference between the brands. Single input updates all data for all saws. Time Comparison for Linear Saws- Limited Info for Promo – Protected and Copyrights by Todd Drummond Consulting LLC – 2015

Before You Buy, Get Unbiased Advice – TDC does not make any commission or get any referral fee from any of the equipment or plate vendors. Warning: Equipment and plate salespeople are spreading discouraging remarks about my services. They are all worried about losing a potential sale, which has happened on more than one occasion. The best advocates are my previous consultations. See the many testimonials of my services on my profile page.

Management and Employee Issues

- Communication

- Delegation

- Training

Once this consultation has been completed and the principles implemented you could expect…

1. Increased Profitability (3 to 6 points in net profit is average! – No B.S.)

2. Decreased cost and increase capacities in all departments

3. Common method to judge efficiencies of every department

4. Proper lean principles that would be the foundation to apply in every location and department

Consulting service options include a single week evaluation, training, and recommendations. And also, multi-week assistance for implementation if the CMs request further assistance.

Please note that my schedule for consulting services may be filled for many months in advance.  My time is planned for 50% per month traveling which allows for two consultations per month only.  I strongly suggest that if you wish to utilize my services that you schedule the time period as soon as possible.

Please contact me for pricing information

Todd Drummond Consulting LLC

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Todd Drummond Consulting LLC
© Copyright 2017 Todd-Drummond.com

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