How Much Is the Milk? (Hardcover)
Calling all those in the residential construction supply chain-builders and developers, subcontractors, material distributors, and manufacturers-as well as all supply chain students and enthusiasts. Author Ken Pinto shares all his secrets acquired through decades in the industry, including sustainable solutions to some of the biggest obstacles and opportunities you're facing daily. Currently the owner of an international supply chain solutions company and the former construction superintendent and supply chain VP of several renowned homebuilding corporations, Ken has laid all the groundwork for you, helping you sidestep the pitfalls and robustly capitalize on real opportunities awaiting you. Such as, how can you manage costs, not contracts, and end up saving more money than ever imagined? What are the "seven little words" that brought decades of price creep to the industry, which can now be reversed? How can you replace the long-standing "three bids and a prayer" methodology with measurable, trackable data you can validate with benchmarks? Why do less delivery trucks equal lower prices? What are the right signals to send to distributors and manufacturers to affect a 24% price reduction? How you can cultivate a culture to support a high-functioning supply chain? And of course, why must you know "how much the milk is" when determining pricing? And many more. Now Ken invites others to join him in transforming an industry so close to his heart-with the end mission to give more people the ability to purchase their own homes. No matter your role in the residential construction supply chain, simply open the pages of this book and unshackle your perceptions that change is too risky or complicated. Uncovering your greatest savings-and perhaps greatest venture-is set to begin.