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The prevailing procurement system as a source of waste in construction: a case study

Prevailing project procurement processes and strategies are thought to be the root cause for many of the reported criticisms of the construction industry, such as lack of trust and collaboration and short term adversarial and transactional relationships. This study uses an integrated grounded theory case-study...
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Combining takt production with industrialized logistics in construction

The purpose of this research is to investigate how takt production benefits from proper logistics solutions. The findings reveal that utilizing specific assembly and logistics units together with JIT delivery of material kits and integrated design and production information reduces material waste and procurement costs...
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Does Choosing by Advantages promote inclusiveness in group decision-making?

In construction projects, a significant number of female Lean practitioners found their ideas and input were not taken seriously. Empowering people in an organization and in the field means to include them in the decision-making process. The authors found evidence that Choosing by Advantages (CBA)...
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Diffusion of lean construction in small to medium-sized enterprises of housing sector

This study investigates the diffusion level of lean construction among the small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) by conducting a telephone survey in the Auckland region of New Zealand. The results indicated the rate of diffusion at three stages of a simplified innovation diffusion model...
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Case study in the application of the Last Planner System

The purpose of this paper is to identify the perceived benefits and challenges in the application of the Last Planner® System (LPS) in an Irish context. Five key perceived benefits of LPS were identified including; Improved planning accuracy, Real time control, Proactive control, Engagement, and...