Journal article

Barriers to lean implementation in the construction industry in China

Gao Shang, Low Sui Pheng

Journal of Technology Management in China | Emerald | Published : 2014


Purpose – This study aims to build on previous research into lean practices and the associated barriers reported in various contexts to empirically address the question of what possible barriers exist to hinder the implementation of lean practices in the construction industry in China. Despite the potential that lean practices have to improve quality and productivity while reducing costs, successful stories of lean deployment are not frequently heard of. Design/methodology/approach – A large-scale survey of Chinese building professionals is used to identify these barriers. Find..

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