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New Speaker for 2018 WOM: McKinsey & Company

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Saturday March 24, 2018

Reinventing Construction: McKinsey research finds that the construction industry could increase its productivity by a transformative five- to tenfold if it were to move to a manufacturing-like system of mass production with a much greater degree of standardization and modularization and the bulk of construction work taking place off site. This session will explore what’s achievable if the industry were to execute a lean philosophy, standardize its product offerings and modularize its designs to allow for manufacturing at scale. It will discuss how a new manufacturing-like production system could play out in the coming years as the industry embraces BIM, automation and other emerging digital technologies at an increasing pace. And finally, we will discuss what this means for modular manufacturers, owners and contractors and how they work together, as the shifts require new approaches, from supply-chain management and contracting to on-site assembly.

Presenter: Steffen Fuchs, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Steffen leads McKinsey’s global work in capital productivity with a focus on digital and innovation. He works across multiple regions, including North and South America, Asia, and Europe. Steffen supports clients with front-end planning, design, contracting, procurement, and construction of small to large capital projects across industries such as mining, oil and gas, basic materials, and infrastructure. He also helps clients define new cost-savings opportunities by taking an integrated perspective across the extended supply chain. An expert in capability building, Steffen helps executives design comprehensive talent strategies, transforming their organizations through a talent-led approach to best-in-class practices in operations while delivering substantial financial improvement. He has developed and market tested new learning formats and concepts to ensure that new capabilities are retained and sustained. Before joining McKinsey, Steffen was a senior manager at DaimlerChrysler, where his role included overseeing part of the company’s global purchasing organization.

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Tom Hardiman, CAE
Executive Director
Modular Building Institute
Started on December 18, 2017 by Tom Hardiman
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