Lean practices, which seek to maximize customer value and minimize waste, became the cornerstone of efficiency gains in the automotive sector in the 1990s. Since that time, Ghafari has embraced these practices and applied them to manufacturing projects, as well as projects in healthcare and other market sectors. As a leader in lean delivery methods, Ghafari has been able to significantly reduce waste in its clients’ value streams.
By utilizing BIM enabled data transmission and more integrated project teams, Ghafari’s lean project delivery strategies offer smoother design to construction hand-offs than traditional paper-based methods. A well-coordinated lean approach brings information together during the model stage, during which there is adequate time to address potential issues. This model-based lean approach accelerates schedule by reducing rework, and supports several downstream efficiency gains.
A key to achieving breakthrough efficiency is encouraging continuous flow across the supply chain value stream. Ghafari works with its clients’ teams to objectively map current state processes and future state BIM / lean enabled workflows.