Lean Organization Structure

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What is the Lean Organization Structure? | Midwest Construction

Separate from specific delivery methods, the lean organization structure helps improve day-to-day operations of a construction project. 

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While McCownGordon Construction always chooses the best methods for each project, we often implement lean construction principles to streamline our builds. 

What is the lean organization structure?

The lean organizational structure began as a tool for the manufacturing industry after WWII. It’s a method that focuses on identifying needed resources, optimizing scheduling and reducing inefficiencies. The goal is to create a smooth workflow that centers around gaining the most value. 

However, how lean works within manufacturing is a little different than construction. For example, auto manufacturing creates fairly uniform results with each person typically performing the same tasks throughout the day. On the other hand, construction may be a little more unpredictable since it works within a less controlled environment. 

While the lean organization may look different from project to project, the end goal remains the same—reducing waste, promoting continuous improvement and collaboration. At its core, lean is a toolkit to streamline the construction process and ensure all people involved stay on the same page. 

Whenever you decide to use lean in your next construction build, it’s important to:

  1. Assess your current work structure
  2. Optimize your workforce and talents
  3. Give employees ownership over their tasks
  4. Remain open to change throughout the process

How to Jumpstart Lean Construction Management

McCownGordon Construction is your Midwest lean organization structure experts

At McCownGordon, our team of builders and engineers maintain a customer-focused mentality, allowing us to outperform even your highest expectations. Dedicated to promoting integrity, performance and relationships, it’s our people and values that truly make the difference. 

Our customers aren’t simply another project; they’re an extension of our team and community. Together, we don’t just build—we bring creative visions to life. From first thought to final nail, we deliver quality work to ensure our builds stand above the rest. 

We have three regional offices around the Midwest—Kansas City, Manhattan and Wichita. Call us at 888-304-4929 or use our free online quote tool to start building today. 

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