Todd Drummond Consulting

Process Expert Using Lean Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering

35 Year Truss & Wall Panel Component Industry Veteran with 100's Clients


Cost Savings and Net Profit Gains that Usually take Months or Years,

Can be Accomplished in Weeks or Months with TDC

Three Options of Primary TDC Services:

    1. Time Standard - For accurate wood truss labor and pricing estimations using work minutes.
    2. Training Material - All the TDC lean manufacturing training material best practices, without an onsite consultation.
      • Most clients are shocked by the depth and scope of the TDC best practice training material to assist their operations in every area. All of it is very clear, concise, and without bias to enhance their operations.
      • Contact TDC for a sample of the training material to learn how to improve pricing.
    3. Consultation & Training - Full onsite consultation with all the lean manufacturing training best practices, material, and time standards. A Minimum Gains of 3 Net Profit Points is a Very Low bar for TDC.

- Contact TDC for Details


  • All Departments and Areas - Sales, Design, Manufacturing, and Admin
    • Proven and Practical Lean Manufacturing based on Refined Industrial Engineering Methods
      • Increase Overall Productivity in all Departments - Not Just the Manufacturing
      • Reduce Mistakes and Improve Quality
      • Reduce 80% of the Repeated Questions asked Daily
      • Decrease Training Time for New Employees
      • Gain More of Your Valuable Time
    • Simplified and Tailored for Your Company with Practical Suggestions
  • Time Standards For Wood Truss Manufacturing
    • Developed Using Proper Industrial Engineering Motion and Time Studies Practices
    • Units based on Work Minutes, R.E. or S.U.
    • Far More Effective Than any Other Methods for:
      • Productivity Scheduling
      • Shop Efficiency Measurement – Productivity Incentive Programs
      • Reliable Labor Cost Estimations
    • Pricing – Based Your Pricing On Time (Renting of your Table Table) to Gain More Net Profits
    • Option to Purchase without Consultation
    • More Information - Truss Manufacturing Time Standards
  • Equipment, Building, and Material Flow Recommendations
    • TDC is unbiased with absolutely no referral fees from the equipment and plate vendors.
    • Pros/Cons, and Expected Results
    • Save Tens of Thousands of Dollars - Equipment Pricing and Better Productivity with the Right Selection
    • Please note that TDC is witnessing tens of thousands of dollars in vendor recommendations and manufacturing setup errors. Millions of dollars are spent on poorly designed facilities with built-in limited capacities and severe constraints for future expansion which all could be avoided with TDC recommendations.
  • Proper Productivity Incentive Programs for All Departments
    • Based on Proven Industrial Engineering Practices
  • P/L Improvement and Turnaround
    • Average Increase had Been 3 to 6 Point Net Profit Gains. However, Some Have Achieved Greater Than 10 Point Gains.
    • Typical Client Net Profit to Sales Ratios are 20 to 30 Percent During Strong Home Building Cycles.
  • New Startup Wood Truss and Wall Panel Manufacturing Assistance and Prospectus Report Services
    • Avoid Costly Mistakes and Save Tens of Thousands of Dollars
    • Equipment, Building Size, Layout, Financial Ratios, Software, and Much More
    • Prospectus Report Services Link


Joe Tepe –Components – Division Manager, Co-Owner
Loveland, Ohio

In recent years, the market for component manufacturing businesses has changed drastically. Our industry has become extremely competitive. The drop in construction has caused manufacturers to reduce prices as far as possible in order to “get the job.” During this time, we are forced to question our estimating techniques. We believe that a critical key to success is the ability to identify our true cost on every job that we estimate. We have to be aware of the point at which the job is no longer profitable.

Todd provided us with time standards which were specific to the equipment that we use. This information allowed us to estimate our jobs with a dramatically increased level of accuracy on each project, regardless of its level of complexity. The time standards also gave us the information to measure our production and establish target output for each workstation in our shop.

Todd also offered suggestions for lean manufacturing practices, marketing, quality control, production, and design incentives. We continue to implement his ideas, which have received positive feedback from our customers. Each has resulted in improvements to our operations.

I recommend Todd’s consultation to any truss manufacturer, even during this difficult market. The expense of the consult was money well spent in improving our profitability.

Team Services

Lumber Purchasing Streamlined and Simplified - Buyers consistently report saving time, getting better prices, and expanding their supplier relationships using Yesler.


Quote Truss and Wall Panel Project 5-10x Faster than Component Design Programs - One excellent way to improve the productivity of the design group is to have them not use the design program for every project for job estimation.


Modular Manufacturing – Premier expert modular advisement for existing and new modular manufacturers throughout the entire process.



Lumber Purchasing Guidance – Save Hundreds of thousands of dollars by creating a proper lumber purchasing strategy from a leading seasoned expert.



Expert Recruiting Services for Mid to Executive-Level Personnel – Driven and focused on connecting people and positions aligned with company values, both clients and candidates benefit and grow.


Leadership Development – Where managers come to get help to become better leaders.



M&A, Capital, and Strategic Advisory Services – A premier middle-market investment banking group providing merger and acquisition, capital raising, and strategic advisory services that focus on the building products industry.


Scheduling & Communication Software – Simplify all project information for your sales team. Customized to each company’s needs for managing, automating, and communicating all project information from anywhere!

If your group is thinking of improving or starting a new operation, give TDC a call. TDC has proven time and again that we are the go-to experts at reducing cost and improving productivity in all departments in the building industries.


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