Publications / 1995 Proceedings of the 12th ISARC, Warsaw, Poland

Implementation of Lean Production in Construction Component Manufacturing

Lauri Koskela; Jukka Leikas
Pages 211-220 (1995 Proceedings of the 12th ISARC, Warsaw, Poland, ISBN 9788386040025, ISSN 2413-5844)

This paper is based on a research project undertaken by a consultancy company, a research institute, and six construction component manufacturing firms. The goal was to draw up a methodology foe initiating lean production activities in construction component manufacturing, and to verify the potential of lean production in this industry through practical experiments.

The resultant conceptual and methodological framework is outlined, and the implementation procedure is presented. Process improvement and redesign initiatives implemented by participating firms, along with related results and benefits, are analyzed. Finally, the feasibility and significance of lean production in construction component manufacturing are discussed.

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