LEAN Job Order Contracting – Optimize Facility Renovation, Repair, & Maintenance
Optimizing facility and infrastructure renovation, repair, and maintenance requires alignment of organizational strategy and vision both internally and with service providers.
Internally, owners must be skilled at all aspects of managing the life-cycle of physical structures from concept through warranty, with particular emphasis upon LEAN, collaborative best management practices.
Improving operational efficiency and maximizing capital reinvestment can only be achieved if owners demonstrate leadership with respect to developing internal teams and trusted business partners such as architects, engineers, and contractors.
Job Order Contracting is a critical tool with respect to delivering more projects on-time and on-budget versus traditional design-bid-build. High levels of quality and overall satisfaction can also be achieve via owner implemented and managed job order contracts.
Job Order Contracting is a LEAN construction delivery method that integrates mandatory collaboration of all stakeholders, shared risk/reward, common terms, definitions, and data architectures, transparent pricing via a unit price book – UPB, global oversight and local implementation, on-demand services, and best value procurement.
Owners and contractors continuously evaluate current overall status, prioritized projects, performance versus budget, quality, and time, and methods for improvement.
Unlike typical AEC culture, all parties are contribute equally and sacrifice short-term gains for better long-term performance. Vision and intent of the partnership is shared and goals are clearly defined. While there is a high degree of trust, all financial, project, and technical information is fully transparent and documented. Parties are free to deliver in their area of expertise without excessive management and control. While education and training is both ongoing and mandatory. All of these factors are principles of LEAN construction management and best practice JOB ORDER CONTRACTING. They all all involved parties to develop with and for each other with the result being better ways of doing things and mutual, longer term rewards.