Participation Needed For Next Round of Strike Forces

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Originally Published by: SBCA Magazine by Sean Shields — June 8, 2021
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SBCA reviewed its current strategic plan at its most recent Open Quarterly Meeting (OQM) at the Greenbrier Resort in late May. Attendees were updated on the status of various Strike Forces, and were given a recap of SBCA’s mission and vision statements that resulted from the strategic planning efforts performed in 2019. 

Ongoing Strike Force Efforts

Out of the initial work, five strike forces were formed to tackle a wide range of issues. For example, one strike force is developing an industry-specific data standard that can be beneficial for everything from production equipment to Digital QC. Work by another strike force led to the development of the bi-weekly Lumber Connection podcast, and yet another strike force aided in the development of the #BeEssential social media campaign aimed at bringing more young people into the industry.  Moving forward, another strike force is working with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business to create an industry-specific lean certification program through SBCA.

Future Strike Force Efforts

Looking forward, the OQM attendees identified three additional areas to explore with three additional Strike Forces:

Future Innovations: SBCA will investigate means to identify future innovations in component building and orient member leaders to the implications and potential opportunities of these innovations.

CM Communities: SBCA will encourage face-to-face activities connecting relevant industry leadership designed to create engaging, CM-to-CM communities.

Best Practice Library: SBCA will aggregate relevant leadership resources, technical, and risk management education and training aids, and other applicable information to position itself as a central repository of industry best practices.  

Are You Interested?

SBCA is looking for 8-10 CM and supplier member volunteers to serve on a Strike Force focused on each of the three topics listed above.  Strike Forces will meet online via Zoom every four to six weeks to further define the goals and opportunities for SBCA to pursue.  To volunteer for one of these Strike Forces, please fill out this brief form.