Every Part Has a Purpose (Part 2): Building Materials Manufacturers Power U.S. Housing (infographic)
In the blog Every Part Has a Purpose: Building Materials Manufacturing, we learned about a few of the challenges that the American housing market and its producers will be facing here in 2019. The number of wildfires occurring annually is increasing at alarming rates and the building materials manufacturers are feeling the repercussions from these natural disasters. The softwood and hardwood resources being burned down are causing the lumber suppliers to struggle to meet the demands of the home construction market. Furthermore, the housing market being on fire lately (pun intended) has led to intense bidding wars among buyers while developers work hard to increase inventories. To top it all off, material costs have increased significantly due to the global trade showdown linked to the recently introduced tariffs.
Backbone of the American housing market
Building materials manufacturers are poised to overcome the various obstacles thrown their way and accelerate operations in this demanding economy. Thus, continuing to power the U.S. housing market. But, just how pivotal are these building materials producers to the consumers who are scouring Zillow and Realtor.com in search of their dream home?
Here at USC, we love to analyze data and processes as much as Joey Tribbiani loves to eat sandwiches. So, we took a deeper dive into just how important these building materials manufacturers truly are to the industry. We put our results into a cool infographic for easy digestion. You will see that every part, or every manufacturer, has a significant purpose in powering the whole.
“More than a million houses are built monthly in the U.S.” That stat in itself is incredible. What’s even more mind-blowing is when you start considering “how” this is all made possible and realize how crucial building materials manufacturers really are to the industry.
Providing more power
It is essential that these behind-the-scenes producers improve their processes to keep pace with the housing market demands. However, with such a strain to keep up, building materials manufacturers may not have time to analyze and optimize their operations and could use some extra horsepower. USC Consulting Group is here to help. By working with your shop-floor personnel and leadership teams, we not only help to achieve greater throughput and yield, but can also enhance your supply chain management to improve in areas such as strategic sourcing, maintenance practices, and logistics.
Contact us today to discuss how together we can help you sustain as well as thrive in the current opportunistic landscape.