Ken Pinto

Ken Pinto

Owner, Kenzai USA

Pinto is founder of Kenzai USA – which applies TQM practice to global construction supply strategies. He brings a lifelong passion for building, design, engineering, and people to sourcing solutions.

As Inflation Surges, Time Is Money: Here's How Builders Can Cut Both

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As Inflation Surges, Time Is Money: Here's How Builders Can Cut Both

Our MasterClass series with Ken Pinto focuses on a cause-and-effect approach to reducing construction costs by giving suppliers SKU and lead-time information to optimize their own channels.

Here's Why Kitting - A Tool Too Many Builders Forgot - Reboots

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Here's Why Kitting - A Tool Too Many Builders Forgot - Reboots

Ken Pinto's field-guide to an underused supply chain strategy to secure the build cycle time ... at a time construction schedules have been so massively disrupted.

As Builders Seek Work-Arounds, Is It Smart To Source, Buy Direct?

Products

As Builders Seek Work-Arounds, Is It Smart To Source, Buy Direct?

Here's where cost-saving purchasing tactics can pivot into a win-win expense reduction that can also improve your vendor subcontractors and suppliers' business performance, and deepen their loyalties.

Tire Tracks: How Builders Can Save On Last-Mile Costs, ... And Ease Supply Chain Stress

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Tire Tracks: How Builders Can Save On Last-Mile Costs, ... And Ease Supply Chain Stress

Think the last-mile shortage of truckers is an external factor builders have no sway to impact or solve? Think again. Here, TBD Dream Teamer Ken Pinto proposes a way to gain last-mile capacity by the truckload.

Past As Prologue: Where Subs' Field Feedback Saves Builders Money

Leadership

Past As Prologue: Where Subs' Field Feedback Saves Builders Money

An all-too-common path to cost control happens when builders tell suppliers, 'just get it done.' Here, from Ken Pinto's kaizen vault on throughput gains, is an alternative approach.

As Inflation Surges, Time Is Money: Here's How Builders Can Cut Both

Products

As Inflation Surges, Time Is Money: Here's How Builders Can Cut Both

Our MasterClass series with Ken Pinto focuses on a cause-and-effect approach to reducing construction costs by giving suppliers SKU and lead-time information to optimize their own channels.

Here's Why Kitting - A Tool Too Many Builders Forgot - Reboots

Products

Here's Why Kitting - A Tool Too Many Builders Forgot - Reboots

Ken Pinto's field-guide to an underused supply chain strategy to secure the build cycle time ... at a time construction schedules have been so massively disrupted.

As Builders Seek Work-Arounds, Is It Smart To Source, Buy Direct?

Products

As Builders Seek Work-Arounds, Is It Smart To Source, Buy Direct?

Here's where cost-saving purchasing tactics can pivot into a win-win expense reduction that can also improve your vendor subcontractors and suppliers' business performance, and deepen their loyalties.

Tire Tracks: How Builders Can Save On Last-Mile Costs, ... And Ease Supply Chain Stress

Products

Tire Tracks: How Builders Can Save On Last-Mile Costs, ... And Ease Supply Chain Stress

Think the last-mile shortage of truckers is an external factor builders have no sway to impact or solve? Think again. Here, TBD Dream Teamer Ken Pinto proposes a way to gain last-mile capacity by the truckload.

Past As Prologue: Where Subs' Field Feedback Saves Builders Money

Leadership

Past As Prologue: Where Subs' Field Feedback Saves Builders Money

An all-too-common path to cost control happens when builders tell suppliers, 'just get it done.' Here, from Ken Pinto's kaizen vault on throughput gains, is an alternative approach.