This month we’re kicking off a regular blog feature called, “A Field Walk With…” This Q&A style series will feature Lean practitioners sharing insights on their journey as well as advice on securing buy-in, tips for implementation, and more. As our community is built for shared learning, we trust you’ll find value from reading about their experience and examples.
Here we highlight 3 Lean Construction influencers with podcasts you have got to hear – Learnins N Missteps, Elevate Construction, and the EBFC Show.
The Last Planner System in construction is an essential element in your Lean journey and using a scoreboard is a great way to visualize multiple metrics of the system as well as to help keep the team motivated. Lean expert and co-author of The Lean Builder: A Builder’s Guide to Applying Lean Tools in the Field, Keyan…
Lean Tools such as pull planning, constraint management, and visual communication boards will help in the implementation of The Last Planner System. Lean construction expert and author Keyan Zandy explains.
Root cause analysis is another key element on your journey in Lean construction using The Last Planner® System. In this blog Lean expert Keyan Zandy explains some of the root causes for missed commitments in construction projects and also provides three tips to help you gain the maximum value from Root Cause Analysis on your jobsite.
Last Planner System implementation in construction can be incredibly challenging. That is why Lean expert and author Keyan Zandy recommends that construction teams start small with Lean implementation instead of trying to take on too much too soon. In this piece, Keyan explains how the Daily Huddle is a great first step in the Last Planner System implementation in construction.
If you are not running a daily huddle meeting in the field, I highly recommend it! Lean expert & author Keyan Zandy explains the benefits of a daily huddle.
These are 3 main Lean time management take-aways according to Keyan Zandy from the book, The Art of the Builder – Elevating Construction Superintendents.
5 Challenges for Lean Implementation will help explain the reasons why Lean may be failing on your construction jobsite. Lean expert and author Keyan Zandy explains. 5 Challenges for Lean Implementation – 5 Reasons Lean Is Failing on Your Jobsite I’ve made many mistakes on my Lean journey, but the most considerable detour has involved…
In problem solving, the hero firefighters may actually be the arsonists creating the very fires they are putting out. The key on the jobsite is to not start the fire in the first place.