Ford’s Model T, introduced in 1908, was simple, sturdy and relatively inexpensive–but not inexpensive enough for Ford, who was determined to build “motor car[s] for the great multitude.” On December 1, 1913, Henry Ford installs the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. His innovation reduced the time it took to build a car from more than 12 hours to two hours and 30 minutes. From https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fords-assembly-line-starts-rolling
The principle innovation was when Ford recognized his folks weren’t “building cars”, one guy was tightening bolts, another was putting seats in, a third was welding, yet another was painting. And that these tasks could be optimized. By deconstructing the process, he reduced time and costs. He not only didn’t sacrifice quality, he improved it. One of the objectives in process optimization is to differentiate between tasks that require an artisan and those which do not require such rare and expensive talent.
In Land Management, knowing which properties to lease first is a skill which can both impact total costs and can make it hard for competitors to gain a foothold. Perhaps even more importantly, the right landman can set a standard for how landowners should expect to be treated, which establishes the foundation for working together with the landowner (and their neighbors) on access and right of way, damages negotiation and amelioration, and all the other day to day issues that have to get ironed out. The variable character of the rights owners puts the boots on the ground Landman’s tasks in the artisan category. At TexhomaLand we focus on working with the best talent.
One of our core competencies is process control. While every step requires both attention to detail and a focus on quality, not every step requires an artisan. In deconstructing and reconstructing the process over these past decades we’ve reduced the cost and time, and increased the quality of our services, much as Mr. Ford did. We not only know which lease to take first, at what cost and with which T’s & C’s, we know exactly how to take that signed lease and make it into the complete consistent input document you need to make your business process ring true. (If your business process isn’t quite in tune, we can help with that too.)
At TexhomaLand, our process control makes your processes more effective.