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Exploring the Recurrent Problems in the Last Planner Implementation on Construction Projects

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Dave, Bhargav
dc.contributor.author Hämäläinen, Juho-Pekka fi
dc.contributor.author Koskela, Lauri fi
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-03T10:00:34Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-03T10:00:34Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Dave, Bhargav & Hämäläinen, Juho-Pekka & Koskela, Lauri. 2015. Exploring the Recurrent Problems in the Last Planner Implementation on Construction Projects. Proceedings of the Indian Lean Construction Conference (ILCC 2015). P. 9. en
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/15253
dc.description.abstract Traditionally, production control on construction sites has been a challenging area, where the ad-hoc production control methods foster uncertainty - one of the biggest enemies of efficiency and smooth production flow. The Last Planner System® has been one of the most popular lean construction tools that offers a solution to tackle the problems of production management on construction sites. Since its inception almost 20 years ago, construction companies across the world have implemented Last Planner with reported success. However, there have also been reports of challenges in a number of areas whilst implementing the Last Planner. These challenge areas limit the effectiveness of Last Planner if not tackled properly. Some of the biggest challenges appear to be partial implementation of Last Planner; lack of standardised flow of reporting between shorter planning functions such as weekly and daily planning to long range plans (i.e. Phase and Master plans); lack of attention to long range plans; inability to deploy the collaborative aspects and lack of recognition of information systems. In this paper some of these challenges are explored through review of past literature and also through direct observation of Last Planner implementations. The challenges are categorised in two major areas and potential solution candidates are presented. en
dc.format.extent 9
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Institute for Lean Construction Excellence en
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the Indian Lean Construction Conference (ILCC 2015) en
dc.subject.other Civil engineering en
dc.subject.other Management en
dc.title Exploring the Recurrent Problems in the Last Planner Implementation on Construction Projects en
dc.type A4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.school Insinööritieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Engineering en
dc.contributor.department Rakennustekniikan laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Civil and Structural Engineering en
dc.subject.keyword Lean Construction en
dc.subject.keyword Last Planner en
dc.subject.keyword Lean Implementation en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201503031948
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.version Final published version en


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