Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Measurement of waste and productivity in relation to lean thinking
Chalmers University of Technology.
2007 (English)In: 15th Annual Conference of the International Group of Lean Construction: a new paradigm for managing capital projects / [ed] Christine Pasquire; Patricia Tzortzopoulos, East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2007, 67-76 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the Swedish construction sector there have been debates concerning what can be done about the current low productivity and the high levels of wastes. During the last few years it has become more common to utilize principles from lean construction as a way to enhance the problems concerning the levels of productivity and waste. The aim of this paper is to do a literature review on measurement of waste and productivity. Terms waste and productivity will be compared and discussed in relation to lean construction. Furthermore this paper will highlight the use of lean philosophy to reduce waste and improve productivity in the Swedish construction industries. The study shows that the term 'waste' is more closely related to lean thinking than productivity is, but both terms are according to our analysis nonetheless important when striving for cost reductions. Furthermore there is a need of changing in the way of thinking in order to create a value added activities that can cut down production cost in the Swedish construction industries

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2007. 67-76 p.
National Category
Construction Management
Research subject
Construction Engineering and Management
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-29923Local ID: 38d52a60-75a5-11dc-824d-000ea68e967bISBN: 978-1-4276-2279-2 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-29923DiVA: diva2:1003150
Conference
Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction : 18/07/2007 - 20/07/2007
Note
Godkänd; 2007; 20071008 (pafi)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(56 kB)111 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 56 kBChecksum SHA-512
a94fc52fda60f70ae49e19fa45c641626ec37f06c91c1e937f4b700a9457a2bd2ae315117bbb7461fb8703e4887fafd94643d343ce703301767528835e5c26f3
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Forsberg, Azam
Construction Management

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 111 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 328 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf