What is poultry farm design?
Poultry farm design is the process of mapping out the most advantageous layout features for your poultry farm.
Your poultry farm design involves:
- understanding EVERY practical workflow
- best-placing amenities to support optimal output & PROFIT!
Why is poultry farm design important?
Efficiency and security are the key concepts here.
Your poultry farming profits rely heavily upon…
- your operational efficiency
- and also, on keeping safe those things which are precious to your plans.
If anything should teach us the merits of operational efficiencies and profits, it’s Just In Time Management (JIT).
JIT is a management philosophy that originates from Toyota, the motor car company.
The story goes that during the companies first steps in the motor trade…
(little known fact, Toyota started out making sewing looms!)
…the business struggled to compete with Detroit’s car manufacturers.
Upon examining a way of moving forward competitively,
The leadership team employed the help of Taiichi Ohno to analyse their operational processes.
Taiichi took a fine-toothed comb to the entire business.
With a background as a machine shop manager – he was entirely qualified for the job…
…he knew instinctively the ins and outs of every sq. ft. of the entire production chain.
Investigating the shop floor manual processes,
Taiichi discovered that the business was leaking efficiency EVERYWHERE.
His findings didn’t show MASSIVE failings due to efficiency,
But rather LOTS of little cumbersome loops and hitches (inefficiencies).
The cumulative effect was a relatively lightweight competitor, Toyota, which could have been stronger…
…was being heavily plagued with ill-discipline.
Business process re-engineering.
In other words,
Taking a critical look at where things could be set-up better,
To help the team’s efforts actually make an economic impact (PROFIT).
And this is the key to making your poultry farm design serve your business with optimal profit:
Arranging the best-set up for operation.
- positioning of buildings
- configuration of equipment
- methods of carriage across the site
- transport arrangements
These all have an influence on profitability by either making the fruit of your labour maximally productive,
Or minimally productive.
The points above either push forward your output or will pull it back.
Research, trial, improve CONTINUALLY.
One of the MOST principal building blocks in the discipline of project management is:
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
It involves breaking EVERY process of work down to its most basic units of activity.
In order to build up, you need to first break it down.
You don’t build a house room by room, but brick by brick.
With command over the smallest building blocks, you now have mastery over every process to construct it JUST how you want it.
Establishing an accurate granular level WBS is the foundation work for delivering and governing a best-fit business solution.
Knowing how the operational workflows circulate around a poultry farm site will help you optimally position your houses.
- what happens typically on such a farm
- and how
…will help you get the most out of how you lay things out.
Research and consultation will be beneficial for you in this area.
Timing is critical in production planning.
With so many interdependencies, it can make ALL the difference to have inputs arriving just at the right time.
Late deliveries or slow conversion processes can lead to bottlenecks, build-ups and inefficiencies.
Overseeing a tight and strict schedule of activities is a critical aspect of poultry farm design.
As with any time dependant processes, building in a little contingency (slack) for unforeseen issues insures against operational collapse.