Touchplan Vlog: Getting Started with Touchplan

Getting started with the Last Planner® System (LPS) is easier than you think! Using Touchplan, a digital LPS tool, improves your project team's communication and allows you to work more efficiently, saving you time and money. And with that time saved, you can take on more work and grow your business.
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Lean Training: Q&A With Lean Consultant Hal Macomber

Katherine Van Adzin: How did you get started as a Lean consultant? Hal Macomber: I've been involved with Lean since around 1984. I've been involved with the Last Planner® System since 1997. I've been using Last Planner® System as long as just about anybody has, over 20 years. Lean Project Consulting was a company that I joined with Greg Howell in 2002, and Greg Howell is a co-developer of the...
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How to Make the Construction Industry’s Data Disruption Work for You

Welcome to the third installment of Touchplan’s ConTech series. In this piece, MOCA’s Software Products Division President Michael Carr delves into the subject of data and shares his advice on five ways to stay ahead of the data disruption brewing in the construction industry.
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Lean Training: How to Track and Measure Takt Time in Touchplan

The term “takt time” comes from the German word “Takt,” which refers to a bar of music or meter. In the context of Lean, the term is used to refer to the pace of production required to match customer demand. Takt time is equal to a product’s sell rate. For example, if a car manufacturer sells one car every five minutes, the company needs to produce one finished car every five minutes in order to...
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ANDRES Case Study

Curious about Touchplan, but not sure what an implementation would look like in practice? Read our case study on ANDRES, a general contractor based in Dallas, Texas, that opted for an enterprise rollout of Touchplan and has seen greater adoption of the Last Planner® System, smoother projects, improved communications, and a game-changing benefit they didn't even see coming.  
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Lean Training: How to Manage Day and Night Shifts Using Touchplan

We're frequently asked, “What’s the best way to manage multiple shifts in Touchplan?” The simple solution is to use a combination of locations and swim lanes. The locations will allow you to sort reports and the day and night shift work will be separated to show manpower reporting for both shifts (see Figure 4). Swim lanes make it much easier to view both shifts in the plan.
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Lean Conversations: Q&A with Tom Richert

Tom Richert, a Principal with Lean Project Consulting, dropped by Touchplan last week for a conversation about his new book, Lean Conversations: The Energy of the Creative Ethos in Your Life and Work. The book presents the findings of a workshop Richert designed to introduce a group of professionals from a variety of artistic fields to Lean methodology, and to learn more about their perspective....
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