Our Client is a fabricator of steel components, specializing in designing construction solutions and fabricating customized products. They design and fabricate steel joists, steel decks, specialty decks, welded wide-flange shapes, metal claddings, joist girders, purlins and girts, building envelopes, structural steel components (roof, doors, and windows), and steel prefabricated building systems.
Steel Fabrication Assessment Findings
Steel Fabrication Assessment Findings 2
Steel Fabrication Supervisory Activities
Steel Fabrication Efficiency of Hours Charged to Projects
PVA representatives have adapted very well to the Tarpon culture and have made strides to improve some of the components of the culture that were not in line with the ultimate goal of improving productivity. The best part of the project is the introduction of a culture of accountability. The tools that PVA helped implement have provided managers with the ability to gain visibility into the efficiency of the operation while at the same time making employees and managers accountable for the targets and goals agreed upon.
The PVA team has been a business partner since day one, ensuring the involvement of the Plant Management Team. They have worked to develop a positive working relationship at each of our facilities and varied the approach as needed to adjust to the culture at individual sites. The delivery of improvement tools and the reinforcement of needed behaviors have paid off in dollars and the sustaining behavior needed for “continuous improvement”.
When we asked PVA, over 10 years ago, to come and help us implement Management Operating Systems that would enable us to enhance our efficiency and profitability, it was one of the best decision we made, and the results were what we’d hope they would be. That is why we have decided in 2010 to contact PVA again, to invite them to look into our processes and our current systems, to see how they could be adapted to our new reality.
My first experience with PVA was at the Canam plant in Mexico. After an extensive analysis of the situation, they came up with a challenging project to improve our efficiency by 100%. Our management team was willing to meet this challenge, but did not have the skills to bring the project to success. PVA brought their expertise to teach and train our management group and to put in place a management system to monitor our performance and bring it to a new level of efficiency.