Adding production value through application of value based scheduling

Søren Munch Lindhard, Søren Wandahl

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Abstract

Customer value is a key goal in the Lean philosophy, essentially only actions that adds value should be conducted. In a transformation view, the basic lean approach is to remove waste, which indirectly increases value (or withstand value lose). Lean Construction acknowledges two different types of value views. Product value, as stated above and value in relation to cooperation in the construction process. Process values are important when it comes to the comfort (physical and mental wellbeing) of the craftsmen cooperating aligned around the same goal of a smooth process and a great end product. By increasing the comfort of the craftsmen their productivity could increase. Furthermore, shared process values decrease the needs of managerial standards, structures, and systems. By means of a questionnaire survey this study investigates the connection between scheduling and the comfort achieved through process values of both engineers and foremen on site. The questionnaire identifies relevant process values, and these are compared to values observed in the scheduling process at three construction cases. The aim is to minimize time usage in the scheduling processes and to increase robustness of the schedule by securing an adherence of the schedule. The results show a lack of focus of the scheduling process’ surrounding atmosphere. Process values such as sympathy, kindness, helpfulness, and equality had only minimal attention. In order to foster these “soft” values it was found that hierarchy should be minimized and management should seek towards democratic leadership.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of RICS COBRA 2012 Conference
EditorsDean Kashiwagi, Kenneth Sullivan
Number of pages8
PublisherArizona State University
Publication date2012
Pages544-551
ISBN (Print)978-1-84219-840-7
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventRICS COBRA 2012 Conference - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 11 Sep 201213 Sep 2012

Conference

ConferenceRICS COBRA 2012 Conference
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period11/09/201213/09/2012

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Lindhard, S. M., & Wandahl, S. (2012). Adding production value through application of value based scheduling. In D. Kashiwagi, & K. Sullivan (Eds.), Proceedings of RICS COBRA 2012 Conference (pp. 544-551). Arizona State University.
Lindhard, Søren Munch ; Wandahl, Søren. / Adding production value through application of value based scheduling. Proceedings of RICS COBRA 2012 Conference. editor / Dean Kashiwagi ; Kenneth Sullivan. Arizona State University, 2012. pp. 544-551
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Lindhard, SM & Wandahl, S 2012, Adding production value through application of value based scheduling. in D Kashiwagi & K Sullivan (eds), Proceedings of RICS COBRA 2012 Conference. Arizona State University, pp. 544-551, RICS COBRA 2012 Conference, Las Vegas, United States, 11/09/2012.

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Lindhard SM, Wandahl S. Adding production value through application of value based scheduling. In Kashiwagi D, Sullivan K, editors, Proceedings of RICS COBRA 2012 Conference. Arizona State University. 2012. p. 544-551