Applying Lean Thinking Principles in the UK Roofing and Cladding Industry

Brian Swain1 & Jeff Martin2

1Brian Swain and Jeff Martin are members of Rubicon Associates
2Brian Swain and Jeff Martin are members of Rubicon Associates

Abstract

Through the description of a case study, which comprises a number of lean transformation projects, this paper discusses an approach to the implementation of lean thinking principles and techniques within the roofing and cladding tributary of a construction value stream – from inquiry through estimation, contract, design, fabrication, materials delivery and site management to installation.

Keywords

Lean Thinking, value stream analysis, current and future state maps, lean transformation policy deployment

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Reference

Swain, B. & Martin, J. 2000, 'Applying Lean Thinking Principles in the UK Roofing and Cladding Industry' In:, 8th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Brigthon, UK, 17-19 Jul 2000.

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