The Supply Chain Sustainability School partnered up with business improvement specialists BBI Services to present the ‘Delivering in Challenging Economic Times’ Business Byte, leading on from the ‘Procuring in Challenging Economic Times’ Business Byte.
Hosted by Mark Worrall, CEO of BBI Services, the 2-hour discussion was broken down into three panels of industry experts, who helped highlight the scale of the current challenges facing the sector and how to ‘make the boat go faster’. Mark mentioned how important it is to not get caught up in just ‘being busy’, and to instead step back and review everything the industry is doing, spotlighting every opportunity to improve and ultimately whether we are adding value.
The three panels were titled: ‘Onsite Delivery Performance Improvement’, ‘Offsite and Delivery Performance Improvement’ and ‘Preconstruction, Design and Setting Up for Success’. Speakers included experts from CECA, Etex, Laing O’Rourke, Octavius Infrastructure, WSP, NG Bailey, Expedition and Morgan Sindall.
The discussions by the three panels highlighted the importance of change to deliver more efficiently and effectively not only during challenging economic times but at any time.
Key takeaways from the discussions included:
- the importance of engagement, communication and collaboration
- the benefits of offsite construction in relieving labour shortages, cost saving and reducing health and safety risks
- the need to focus more on value-adding activities
Ed McCann, Senior Director at Expedition, commented: “We need to embrace the complexity and make strategic choices within that.”
Mark Worrall added, “We need to improve performance and it’s within our grasp, so let’s get on with it!”
Did you miss the session? Check out the full webinar recording here.
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