“This is Lean” Book Review

Lean 101 What is Lean? Ask twenty people and you are likely to get twenty different answers. “It’s about improving quality.” “It’s about decreasing waste.” “It’s about increasing employee satisfaction.” “It’s about better results.” ”It’s about… “Wow, right? Sounds amazing. How do I start? And then it hits you… “How DO I start?” A friend of mine recently…

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Last Planner® System. 5 Steps to Efficiency

The Last Planner® System, or Last Planner®, is a short-term production planning system designed to produce predictable work flow and rapid learning in programming, designing, commissioning, and construction of projects. The name refers to the person on site who can ensure predictable work flow downstream. Owners, clients or construction companies, can use Last Planner® to…

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Lean Principles

If you already understand the broad terms of what Lean is, then we can get into specifics and look at the six guiding principles of Lean. Remember the goal of the system is to increase efficiency by reducing waste. We accomplish our money saving goals by improving the means to our ends. These principles outline the…

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