Old school construction superintendents did not have all the Lean tools and technology we enjoy today, but they still have plenty of knowledge to pass on to the next generation. Skiles Group Senior Superintendent Buddy Brumley shares 5 tips from the old school construction generation that the new school of builders would be wise to learn today.
Last Planner System is project management system used in Lean construction to streamline production and to assure projects are completed on time.
In our Last Planner System category, you’ll find educational blogs designed to help you master this system using first-hand experiences of Lean Construction experts throughout the industry.
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.
Lean construction principles & methods have the potential to transform your jobsite into a well-oiled machine with all your trade partner being on the same page and in sync. Here are 3 keys to unlocking Lean in the field.
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.
Lean Safety is the all-important plank of the 6S System. What is 6S? As an equation: 6S = 5S + Safety. President & CEO of Hilmerson Safety, Debra Hilmerson, explains the direct correlation of eliminating the 8 Wastes with improved safety.
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.
5S Lean is derived from 5 Japanese words, seiri, seiton, seisō, seiketsu, & shitsuke, & is the disciplined approach to maintaining order in the workplace.
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.
Last Planner Pull Planning implementation in the field is not as easy as it sounds. Here are 5 tips to helps you achieve success for your next pull planning session.
The Pull Planning Session is one of the most critical elements of the Last Planner System and to your successful journey to mastering Lean construction. Here are three must-dos after your next pull planning session.