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LEAN DESIGN

The Customization House

Mass customization (MC) refers to the ability to provide (i) personalized goods and services with (ii) efficiencies similar to mass produced or standard products. These two seemingly conflicting goals are closely connected to value and flow.

LEAN THINKING

The Future of Construction and Digital Lean

The modern jobsite is in a constant state of refinement and innovation. Even pre-pandemic, the industry was starting to rethink our current methods of development and embrace change.

WASTE

Comparison of Sources of Waste between Construction and Manufacturing Industries

Prior research has investigated the sources of waste in order to gain better understanding of waste in production systems and to promote the use of lean methods [1].

TAKT TIME

How to begin, advance and thrive with takt production: A maturity model & takeaways from 24 Finnish cases

If you’ve engaged with lean construction lately, you’ve probably heard about takt production - if not already employed it.

LEAN CULTURE

The “Original Five Principles” of Lean as Operations Strategy

This post is the second of the two-part blog post that addresses “Lean Operations Strategy”. Part 1 explains the background, context and definitions of “Lean as Operations Strategy, and should be reviewed prior to reading this concluding post.

LEAN CULTURE

The History of Lean Construction - Part 2

In 2002, at a meeting of the Project Management Institute in Seattle, Greg Howell presented a paper he had co-written with Lauri Koskela in which they compared the Last Planner System with the Critical Path Method.

INTEGRATED PROJECT DELIVERY

Prisoner’s Dilemma In Design-bid-build Projects

Despite the existence of different procurement strategies, such as design-build, engineering-to-order, integrated project delivery and others, design-bid-build (DBB), also called “traditional” or “stage-gate” approach, is still dominating the construction industry all over the world.

LEAN DESIGN

Can Mistakeproofing be a Fundamental Driver in Building Design?

Mistakeproofing, or as commonly known by the Lean community, poka yoke, is a key element of the Jidoka pillar from the Toyota Production System [1].

LEAN CULTURE

“Lean Operations Strategy” – Unpacked

This is Part 1 of a two-part post. Part 1 explains the background, context and definitions of “Lean as Operations Strategy. Part 2 will review the Original Five Principles of Lean.

LEAN CULTURE

The History of Lean Construction - Part 1

It was hot, humid, and downright unbearable that afternoon in the Southeast Asia jungle. But despite the stickiness and frayed nerves, the construction battalion’s work needed to get done.