The application of a pilot pull planning system to construction projects

Johansen, Eric (2002) The application of a pilot pull planning system to construction projects. In: Proceedings of the 18th ARCOM Conference, 2-4 September 2002, University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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Abstract

A new planning system was introduced as a pilot within a large UK construction company. The system, which attempts to address some of the problems of construction “front end” planning, is investigated relative to Lean Construction and specifically the Last Planner system. The purpose is to see if it can be used as the basis for applying a lean planning model which the company intends to introduce and test through a research project. The existing system is seen to have strengths in terms of goodwill and commitment from the participants but is still fundamentally linked to the schedule pushed traditional approach to planning which is seen to be unsuccessful. An attempt to use “first run studies” to produce high quality planning and performance information was partly successful and indicated possibilities for future implementation. Further work is needed to fully develop the application model and training in the fundamentals of the system will be needed to improve performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: K200 Building
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2011 15:10
Last Modified: 18 May 2017 06:28
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1226

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