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The 5 Benefits of the Big Room with the Last Planner® System

The concept of “Big Room”, also known by the Japanese word “Obeya” is linked with the concept of co-location, which in Toyota refers to the practice of locating multidisciplinary teams in the same place to improve communication and creativity in the process of automotive design. In the construction industry, the “Big Room” facilitates the implementation of Last Planner® System (LPS) and Collaborative Planning, as well as the Integrated Project Delivery System (IPD). Under the background of LPS, the Big Room can be defined as the place where collaborative planning meetings are held: milestones plan, Pull Sessions, weekly meetings and daily stand up meetings. In this post we will focus on its benefits in LPS.

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5 Key Ideas to Make Your Lean Implementation More Successful

As a trainer and consultant of Lean Construction, I have always been passionate about the human side of Lean. I have been observing the behaviour of people in a lot of companies regarding the cultural changes that comes with implementing Lean. Based on my own experiences, I have compiled 5 key ideas that make companies be more successful in implementing Lean.

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Tips On How To Implement A Lean Office in the AEC Industry

A highly revered ex-Toyota consultant stated that most manufacturers seem focused on achieving a 35 to 40 percent productivity gain over three to five years as a measure of success in their current Lean efforts. He went on to say that manufacturers should actually be focused on a 400 percent improvement in productivity over 10 years to achieve the path to becoming Lean.

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Teaching Lean Construction II: Last Planner

Glenn Ballard and Greg Howell developed the Last Planner System of Production Control throughout the 90s1. At the same time, Lauri Koskela was working on developing a theory of production which provided the theoretical framework for the LPS2. The LPS has been successfully implemented and is becoming an important part construction management3. However, the transition from theory to practice has not been easy.

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Teaching Lean Construction I: Pull & Flow

According to Tommelein et al.1, workflow can be characterized in several different ways. In manufacturing, it is defined by stationary machines with partially completed products being transported from one to the next. In construction, the products being built tend to be stationary, whereas crews of various trades move from location to location and complete work that is prerequisite to starting work by the following crew.

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Keys and Tips to Implement the 5S Methodology

The 5S methodology was born at Toyota in the 60s under an industrial environment to achieve better organized, tidier, and cleaner workplaces to increase productivity and to obtain a better working environment. The 5S methodology has been widely spread, and many companies and organizations are implementing it worldwide. Although it is conceptually simple and does not require a complex training or experts with sophisticated knowledge, it is essential to implement it through a rigorous and disciplined fashion.

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