Teams Learning About Lean Construction
THE LAST PLANNER® SYSTEM
Teams practicing Lean Construction
Lean Touch Solutions Limited (LTSL) partner with Construction Teams to improve overall construction productivity. Having worked with many construction teams on projects ranging in size from €10M to €3B. We offer lean construction training and implementation support through mentoring & coaching. Our experienced team will engage and empower Clients to create the environment that nurtures the successful Lean Construction implementation on Projects. We have delivered Lean Construction & The Last Planner system® training boot-camps to over 2000 construction professionals to date.
WHAT IS THE LAST PLANNER® SYSTEM (LPS)
Teams implementing Lean Construction
The Last Planner® System is a production control system for managing construction projects which improves schedule accuracy, cost, Quality & Health & safety of Construction projects. The Last Planner® system uses a standardised approach to project planning & executing of construction works to continuously improve on project commitments. It creates a collaborative environment that enables teams to improve together.
LAST PLANNER® SYSTEM (LPS) IMPLEMENTATION HOLISTIC APPROACH
LEAN CONSTRUCTION & THE LAST PLANNER SYSTEM TRAINING
Teams create Pull Plans as part of Lean Construction
On engagement we carry out bespoke training to educate clients on lean and how & why it is going to be applied. Training consists of classroom training, simulations & site walks. After training we offer the mentoring & coaching support to implement lean construction on your projects.
Our Standard approach to implementation of Lean Construction on Projects.
PULL PLAN WORKSHOPS
LEAN CONSTRUCTION SIMULATIONS
TAKT PLANNING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Some 20 years ago while working in the Automotive industry with Magna Donnelly. Our teams designed and constructed new production lines to meet a takt. In simple terms if our client wanted us to manufacture 60 parts an hour, 1 part a minute, this was our beat or takt for our constructed process. Our clients including Volvo would visit and carry out Trial Production Runs to verify that we could meet the takt every beat to verify annual capacity.
Over the last few months lean touch solutions have started learning and working on takt planning for construction projects. This approach applies the takt planning approach to all construction activities so that projects achieve on time delivery of all elements of projects.
Lean Touch Solutions are working with our clients bringing takt planning approach to large projects in Europe.
Takt planning complements the last planner system which we deliver to many clients
See some of the pics from recent training and US visit to see takt planning in Action.
TAKT PLAN FOR CLIENTS PROJECT
LEAN CONSTRUCTION SIX SIGMA YELLOW BELT
Yellow Belt is an introductory Continuous Improvement Programme. It leverages Lean & Six Sigma methodologies to improve performance by systematically removing waste.
Programme Target Audience:
Employees who need to engage in Continuous Improvement and problem solving as part of their daily role
Aims and Deliverables:
⁻Provide candidates with a basic introduction to the Continuous Improvement (Lean & Six Sigma) techniques through a mixture of classroom based training and delivery of an improvement project
⁻Help participants receive certification (based on project completion with quantified financial and business benefits, written multiple choice examination)
Classroom Training (2 Days)
•Overview of Company Continuous Improvement Programme
•Introduction to Lean and Six Sigma techniques with focus on the DMAIC process
for driving improvement projects
•Overview of specific tools required, Project Charter, Business Process Mapping, Basic data capture, Fishbone, 5S, Mistake-Proofing, Basic control charts etc.
•1 Hr Multiple choice exam based on the theory of continuous improvement (5 Hrs of study expected)
•Presentation to the Company CEO & members of the Executive team with formal certification
•Participants must partake in an improvement project in their area of work
•Projects should deliver €5 - €15k savings and be delivered in a 6 - 8 weeks time-frame
•Regular individual mentoring session will be provided,
Direct Observations - Systematically Remove Waste.
Direct Observation Definition in the Construction Industry.
Direct Observation (DO) is a method of collecting evaluative information in which an observer watches a subject in the natural environment without altering that environment.
Direct Observation is a structured method for evaluating a construction process (not an individual) with a view to delivering an improved process.
Construction Process Examples: Crews installing Containment for cabling, Crews errecting steelwork, crews pulling cables, crews plastering walls, crews building walls etc etc. Because these crews do the same process over and over, so its key that all waste is removed from what they do.
DO specifically aims to observe the Process, NOT the Individual. If we have poor processes we need superheros to operate within these processes to deliver the output required, however if we have good processes we can achieve great results with normal people.