The Calaveras Mountain Series “SMART by Design” greenhouse offered by Next Generation Farming represents our agile design capabilities. Given an unforeseen compliance change in Calaveras County, CA limiting the sidewalls to only 4’ to obtain an over the counter permit we were given a challenge. By the next day our team was able to walk into the county office with revised drawings of our new “Calaveras Mountain Series” and were pleased to have the green light to move forward. This series can be sold as a quick deploy offering to our customers along with “Engineer Stamped” for wind loads up to 110 MPH along with county snow load requirements. Featuring a 4’ tall side wall would certainly give our customers useable space issues within the structure. With this SMART by design system we are pleased with the ending result. With only moving in 11” or approximately 1’ the height goes from 4’ to 6’2” gaining back the entire greenhouse as a useable foot print to our customers.
The Quick Deploy Series “SMART by Design” greenhouse offered by Next Generation Farming represents our competitive design capabilities. Being able to give our customer the ability to build into a SMART CEA greenhouse is an amazing option. Knowing that not everyone can spend over $100,000 for a 3,000 sq. ft. facility in on purchase was our goal for this Quick Deploy Series. This series can be sold as a just a frame or over time be accessorized up to a full SMART by Design system. Although, “Engineer Stamped” for wind loads up to 110 MPH along with county snow load requirements will be offered through our parts, the initial install will have a bearing on this outcome. Featuring a 8’ tall vertical side wall certainly gives our customers useable space within the structure. Without a doubt this SMART by design system gives our customers the option to “grow” into their vision.
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How does a self-funded company go from a start-up to a profitable, self-sustaining business in 3 months?
The answer dates back to post-World War II Japan. Faced with limited cash, space and natural resources, Japanese manufacturers adopted a different approach. They made smaller factories and house only the raw materials needed for the day's production. Combined with a focus on eliminating waste, a strategy later known as Just-in-Time manufacturing was born.
In the late 1940's, Toyota adopted this strategy into it's Toyota Production System. Using the efficiency of just-in-time manufacturing and focusing on removing wasteful elements in manufacturing, Toyota grew from a small auto company to the world's largest automaker. In the process, they paved the way for what is now called Lean Manufacturing.
Nobody knows more about first-hand implementation of Lean Manufacturing than SmartCannabis President, John Taylor. Interested in how manufacturing companies were improving their operations, Taylor travelled to Europe several times and studied the operations at one of the world's largest machine tool providers, the Trumpf Group.
The Trumpf Group created very high quality tools, but with over 10,000 employee and no systemized production system, they faced delays and excess inventories. Trumpf began implementing the principles of lean manufacturing and it was dubbed the Synchro production system. Taylor watched as department after department, plant after plant was transformed into a clockwork of precision.
In 2007, John applied his first-hand knowledge to help local manufacturer Taylor Wings survive the sharp economic downturn. Lean-manufacturing principles allowed Taylor Wings to operate like an orchestra, in perfect synchronization.
Fast forward nearly 10-years and trend toward greenhouse cultivation was an industry trend he couldn't ignore. He knew he draw on his experience, build a better greenhouse and a better greenhouse company. With use of his synchro knowledge he quickly developed Just in Time Systems geared specifically for commercial Cannabis production with acknowledged global Lean Standards. Not long after, Next Generation Farming was born.