As field-focused Lean practitioners, Joe and I are often asked for our thoughts around the most effective way to implement Lean methodologies on a construction project. Here’s a quick “how-to,” outlining the benefits of Lean Construction tools and processes, with an emphasis on their practical application to improve communication and workflow.
Learning about the 8 wastes of Lean on a jobsite is an important step in your Lean journey, because the first step to overcoming waste that will plague your jobsite is being able to recognize and identify the Eight Wastes so you can begin the work of eliminating them.
Daily huddle rules are essential if you want your huddles to be productive and your trade partners engaged. Lean expert and co-author of The Lean Builder, Keyan Zandy, describes 7 rules your should implement in your daily huddles to increase the productivity of your meetings and your jobsite.
These 6 visual communication tools can help transform your jobsite into a visual workspace as well as increase productivity and reduce costly errors.
If you’re new to the Last Planner System™ (LPS) and pull planning, I’m glad you found this post! When LPS is implemented correctly, your projects will reap multiple benefits: better coordination, trade partner buy-in, and a schedule that is more reliable.
Learning about the 8 types of waste on a jobsite is an important step in your Lean journey, because the first step to overcoming waste that will plague your jobsite is being able to recognize and identify the 8 Wastes so you can begin the work of eliminating them.
The construction project is a race and speed is the game for far too many builders. However, in Lean Construction it’s no longer an “us versus them” mentality. Lean expert Keyan Zandy explains.
Learning about the 8 Forms of Waste on a jobsite is an important step in your Lean journey. If you’re not familiar with the 8 Wastes, let’s start with the basics.
Pull Planning in 5 easy steps. Lean expert Keyan Zandy uses a trip to the airport to illustrate the simplicity of a pull plan and how quickly it can change.
One of the best constraint management techniques on the jobsite is to create a constraint management board to track issues, according to Lean expert and author Keyan Zandy. Here’s how.