Directory of LCi Commended Lean Construction Service Providers


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Point of Contact Dennis Sowards

Lean Consultant & Trainier 2003-present
MBA and BSE - Arizona State University
Author of "The Lean Construction Pocket Guide" over 7,500 copies sold
Industry writer with over 50 articles publishers in Trade Magazines: Contracting, SNIPS, Plumbing & Mechanical , Quality Digest, IndustryWeek
Presenter at MCAA, SMACNA, PHCC, LCI and Thailand Healthcare National Conventions and at LCI COP and association chapters meeting.
Research publication: Thinking Lean - Tools for Decreasing Costs and Increasing Profits - New Horizon Foundation, 2008

Company Quality Support Services, Inc
Address 1437 N Coleman Circle, Mesa, AZ 85201
Telephone +1 4808356048
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Location: Outside Ireland
Outside Ireland Arizona, USA
  • Last Planner®System
  • Eyes for Waste in Construction
  • Direct Observation in Construction
  • A3s in Construction
  • 5S in Construction
  • Kanban in Construction
  • Process Mapping / Value Stream Mapping
  • Kaizen in Construction
  • Visual Management in Construction
  • Sustaining Lean Construction
  • Lean Construction Leadership
  • Lean Construction Change Management
  • Lean Construction Strategy Deployment
  • Lean Construction Employee Engagement
  • Lean Construction Office
  • Lean Construction Fundamentals
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LCI - Last Planner Training Courses - attended and taught workshops
Masaaki Imai - personal coaching
Leading Lean implementation within a Large Mechanical Contractor 1999-2003
Experience helping contractors by delivering Lean training and coaching since 2003
Member of LCI since 2003

Facilitator training at Interaction Associates
Lean Implementation Courses with the Lean Construction Institute
Qualified Quality Education System (QES) Instructor - Philip Crosby's Quality College.
Facilitator for SEMATECH's' Introduction to Total Quality Seminars
Instructor for Texas Instruments' Business Process Management Workshops

Lean Publications and Articles
The Lean Construction Pocket Guide:Over 7500 copies sold worldwide.

Contractor Magazine: - 5 Lean manufacturing techniques that boosts efficiency (Dec 2017), How Lean improves Shop Productivity (Aug 2017), Strategic Planning No Carbs (June 2012), Ways to sustain lean construction activities (Jan 2012), 5 Steps one must do to start being Lean, (Oct 2011), More than 5 ways to improve meetings (June 2011), Managing by the 3 P's (March 2011); Do you hear the voice of your Customer (Oct 2010); Getting to the Root Cause of the problem (Aug 2010); 5S’s that would make any CEO Happy (June 2004); High Performers Know the Score, (April 2004); High Performers manage processes for Success, (March 2004); High Performers put Employees First, (January 2004); High-Performing Contractors are Customer Focused, (Nov. 2003); The Bar is Raised: Leadership, Strategic Plans, (Oct. 2003); and Contracting Performance Bar is Raised, (Sept. 2003).

SNIPS Magazine: 50 ways to remove excess work from your sheet metal shop, (April 2017); 5 Ways to improve shop fabrication, (Dec. 2016)
Working to Prevent errors in Construction (Sept. 2012); Using Lean to help build green (Oct 2010); Communications Breakdowns (July 2010); Lean forces new thinking when buying machinery (Jan 2010); Solid communications efforts are required for Lean success (Dec. 2009); Aligning your processes for lean initiatives (Oct. 2009); Inch by Inch (Lean Measurement) (Aug. 2009); Getting in Shape (April 2009); Back to School -Lean Education (May 2009); Lean Implementation (March 2009)

Manufacturers Need to Look at Lean Construction, IndustryWeek Magazine, May 5, 2008

Research Publications
Thinking Lean – Tools for Decreasing Costs and Increasing Profits, New Horizon Foundation
Measuring Customer Loyalty, New Horizon Foundation,
Lean Production Principles, New Horizon Foundation,

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