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A Case Study on Early Stage Adoption of Lean Practices in Prefabricated Construction Industry

PAN Peiris, FKP Hui, T Ngo, C Duffield, MG Garcia

ICSECM 2019 Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management | Springer Nature | Published : 2021

Abstract

Prefabricated construction involves the manufacturing of the components off-site or in a separate production facility located on-site. Prefabricated construction industry lends itself easily to new technologies and concepts used in the manufacturing industry. The application of lean concepts to streamline processes by identifying and eliminating wastes in the prefabricated construction is a good example. This paper presents a case study of a real-life industry example of an early-stage adoption of lean practices in prefabricated housing module manufacturer using techniques such as 5S, waste elimination and standard work to improve the productivity of the overall prefabrication process. The c..

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