Barriers and Success Factors in Lean Construction Implementation - Survey in Pilot Context

Sandra Cano1, Jonathan Delgado2, Luis Botero3 & Oscar Rubiano4

1PhD Student, Industrial Engineering. School of Industrial Engineering. Universidad del Valle. Calle 13 No 100-00, edificio 357. Cali, Colombia. +(57) (2) 3398462, sandra.cano@correounivalle.edu.co
2Student, Civil Engineering. School of Civil Engineering. Universidad del Valle. Calle 13 No 100- 00, edificio 350. Cali, Colombia. +(57) (2) 3392086, jonathan.delgado@correounivalle.edu.co
3Professor, School of Civil Engineering. Universidad EAFIT. Carrera 49 # 7 sur - 50, Medellín, Antioquia. +(57) (4) 2619500 Ext 9659, lfbotero@eafit.edu.co
4Professor, School of Industrial Engineering. Universidad del Valle. Calle 13 No 100-00, edificio 357. Cali, Colombia. +(57) (2) 3212222 +(57) (2) 3212167 +(57) (2) 3398462, oscar.rubiano@correounivalle.edu.co

Abstract

The study identifies a set of barriers and critical success factors (CSF) involved in the implementation of Lean Construction (LC) through three phases: Literature's Collection, with analysis and obtained information processing; Characterization and classification of barriers and CSF associated with the implementation of LC; and Identification of barriers and CSF in construction companies in the Colombian context, based on their experiences in the implementation of LC. 83 academic articles published between 1998 and 2014 were examined, being identified 110 barriers and 51 CSF based on experiences of LC's application around the world. They were grouped into six "Master Factors": people, organizational structure, supply chain, external value chain, internal value chain and externalities. The obtained information from the data was analyzed using a cause-effect matrix and a structural analysis with MIC MAC method, and the most critical barriers and success factors were determined. Furthermore, the exploration in the pilot context demonstrated a common criticality in most of these factors, and it was shown that its appearance is related to the level of evolution of LC's application.

Keywords

Barriers, Critical Success Factors, Lean Construction, Action learning, Commitment

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Cano, S. , Delgado, J. , Botero, L. & Rubiano, O. 2015, 'Barriers and Success Factors in Lean Construction Implementation - Survey in Pilot Context' In:, Seppänen, O., González, V.A. & Arroyo, P., 23rd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Perth, Australia, 29-31 Jul 2015. pp 631-641

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