It is often stated (very accurately, I may add) that Lean Construction is actually a journey, rather than a destination. We do not just “arrive” and become a Lean professional or organization overnight. In fact, there is no ‘finish line’ at all, however there are substantial rewards along the way! Join us as we look to do better tomorrow than we did today, while continuing to improve (Kaizen) in our understanding and skills within the ideology/methodology that is ‘Lean Production’.
In this lesson we will review a brief history of Lean Construction, beginning with the Toyota Production System. And then take a closer look at the steadfast values & principles that have helped define Lean Production within the construction industry. The same values that can aid each of us as we lead ourselves, our teams and our organizations to the next level. Regardless of our position or title within the organization.
-History of Lean Construction
-Helping to grow a Lean Culture within your project team
-5 Elements to Lean Production in your Company
-‘Lean Leadership’; ‘helping to influence your organization…..even if you’re not the boss’
Stephen has been Married to his wife Tricia for 27 years. They have 2 daughters, Lynnsi (22yr) and Maddy (18yr). Following his service in the US Navy, Stephen attended Northern Michigan University where he received his BS in Construction Technology, and minor in Business Administration.
Having built successfully in various market segments within Michigan, California & Arizona, Stephen Nichols brings 30+ years of construction experience, combined with his passion for sharing Lean Construction & leadership principles. Since relocating to Arizona in 2006 with his family, projects have included Education, University, Hospitality, Senior Living & Aviation. For the past 2 years, Stephen has volunteered as a CM Lean instructor with the AGC/ABA.
Currently, Stephen works as a Sr. Project Mgr. for Katerra. As well as owns/operates A3 Construction Mgt, LLC; a consulting firm, assisting project teams with Lean Construction & Project Management.