PATH - A Public Private Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology
February 2, 2007
Manufactured Housing Leaders Get Lean in Texas
HUD Assistant Secretary affirms PATH commitment to lean manufacturing
[IMAGE: HUD Assistant Secretary Darlene Williams said PATH was committed to supporting the growth and expansion of lean research.]Leading manufactured home builders gathered in Austin, Texas, this week to learn about advances in lean manufacturing. They also learned that they can count on the support of the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH).
At the Factory Building Symposium on Lean Production on January 29, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary Darlene Williams said PATH was committed to supporting the growth and expansion of lean research.
Organized by the Manufactured Housing Research Alliance ( MHRA), the symposium brought industry leaders together to discuss advances in lean manufacturing, a powerful tool to maximize value and minimize waste. MHRA is creating a Center for Lean Home Building that will apply the system to all aspects of the home building process.
PATH has entered into a cooperative agreement with the MHRA to expand lean production analysis to manufacturing plants. This task advances the goals of PATH as set forth in the manufactured housing roadmap, "Technology Roadmapping for Manufactured Housing." The project team, lead by MHRA, includes many of the largest factory builders and the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), product suppliers and academic institutions. The project is slated for completion in mid-2007.
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