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Lean Manufacturing in our Shop and in the Field

Lean Manufacturing

Mission Bell has been a pioneer amongst local millworkers in the implementation of Lean Manufacturing. Beginning with small study groups reading "The Toyota Way" and continuing through multiple "Rapid Improvement Events", we've implemented processes that identify and eliminate waste ("muda") and improve flow. We capitalized on lean training even further when our move to a new state-of-the-art facility in 2009 gave us the opportunity to reconfigure our shop in a manner which supports Lean Manufacturing.

Lean reaches beyond our manufacturing operations to our Install department and Lean Construction. As a long-time participant and leader in the Lean Construction Institute, we've applied principles we've learned in our manufacturing arm to our field crews. Well-experienced with tools like Pull Planning and Last Planner, we're ready to join your Lean team!

  • Last Planner®

    Mission Bell is a strong advocate of detailed construction planning and the Last Planner® methodology. Our management has attended training personally taught by Glenn Ballard & Gregg Howell, the Last Planner® developers, and we're ready and able to support customers who use this tool. Learn more about our Last Planner® capabilities...

Recent Projects

Mission Towers II Café

Mission Towers II Café

GC: McLarney Construction

Architect: LPA - San Jose

Samsung - Mountain View

Samsung - Mountain View

GC: Devcon Construction

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

LifeLock

LifeLock

GC: Team Commercial Construction SF

Architect: Chang Architecture

Kaiser Mission Bay

Kaiser Mission Bay

GC: Whiting-Turner Contracting

Architect: KMD Architects

Thoma Bravo

Thoma Bravo

GC: Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction

Architect: Aston Pereira & Associates

Udemy

Udemy

GC: Novo Construction

Architect: RMW-SF

Stanford Kairos and Phi Kappa PSI Row Houses

Stanford Kairos and Phi Kappa PSI Row Houses

GC: Core Group

Architect: None

The David Rumsey's Map Collection Showroom
at Stanford University

The David Rumsey's Map Collection Showroom at Stanford University

GC: Devcon

Architect: Noll & Tam Architects

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