Takt time planning is a great tool for aligning crews and creating flow on site. However, it’s still just a plan and it will inevitably fail at some point. Aside from adding more crews, here are a few countermeasures to consider when executing a Takt time plan that’s gone off-beat. #Lean #LeanConstruction #TaktTime
The purpose of LPS is to produce predictable workflow and rapid learning through social conversations, clear communication, better coordination and commitment based planning. #LastPlanner #LeanConstruction
Claus Nesensohn is the founder and CEO of the Refine Project AG. He blogs about the Lean Maturity.
I divide the personal development as a new lean practitioner into four general development phases: 1) Skepticism, 2) Excitement, 3) Frustration and 4) Optimism. #Lean #LeanConstruction #LeanConstructionBlog
In simplistic terms, Lean Maintenance is doing the maintenance in the most effective and efficient manner which creates the greatest value for the end asset user.
The pros of using the Last Planner® System in projects is a well-referred topic. However, especially in a design phase with several participants who are located far away from each other, analog systems can be uneconomic. #LeanConstruction #LastPlanner #Lean
Many Lean initiatives fail not because of the accessibility to Lean tools, but because leadership is unavailable when it is needed most. The leadership required to bring about and maintain such a tectonic shift seems scarce and difficult to develop. #Lean #LeanConstruction
People vote with their feet. Respect people’s time and they are more likely to engage in the session. Think about it, if you cannot start or finish a meeting on time, how can you ensure that you will meet the project’s milestones. #Lean #LPS #LeanConstruction
Keyan Zandy is the Director of Operations at Skiles Group. He blogs about Lean Culture and Lean Transformation.
These observations form one explanation as to why Lean practices are not more widespread, both in the AEC industry and in most other industries. The observations highlight a gap between the current understanding, acceptance and practice of Lean. #Lean #LeanConstruction #Art
Moataz Younes is an Estimation Engineer at the National Projects & Construction LLC. He blogs about LeanBim.
Outside Japan there is not so much information about the Japanese state of Lean Construction, which this contribution is aimed at presenting. #Lean #LeanConstruction #Japan
Victor R. Ortiz is the President of Ortiz Consulting Services. He blogs about ILPD and Lean Transformation.
What is needed is committed Lean leadership, evidenced by “walking the talk” through dedication of time, attention and resources to a Lean Enterprise Strategy. Lean must be “the way”, not a bolt-on to an existing strategy. #Lean #IPD #LeanConstruction
Algan Tezel is Research Assistant at the University of Huddersfield. He blogs about BIM and Visual Management.