https://doi.org/10.24928/2017/0176

Comparing Production Design Activities and Location-Based Planning Tools

Clarissa Biotto1, Mike Kagioglou2, Lauri Koskela3 & Patricia Tzortzopoulos4

1PhD candidate, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK, Clarissa.Biotto@hud.ac.uk
2Dean, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK, M.Kagioglou@hud.ac.uk
3Professor, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK, L.Koskela@hud.ac.uk
4Professor, School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK, P.Tzortzopoulos@hud.ac.uk

Abstract

What are the differences between production system design and work structuring? And between phase scheduling and work structuring? Which lean planning tool is better suited for each one of these design processes: line of balance, takt-time planning or flowline? This paper aims to answer these questions through a comparison and deeper understanding of production design processes, as well as the potential uses of location-based tools for production planning and control in each design effort. The method used is the literature review analyses on main lean terms and tools applied for production system design. With a better comprehension of the terms and tools, it is expected that academics and lean practitioners will be able to apply lean construction in a more aware and sensible manner. The results will also support researcher’s decision about the most suitable lean tool to apply in the case studies in different production design processes.

Keywords

Production design, phase scheduling, work structuring, line of balance, flowline, takt-time planning

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Reference

Biotto, C. , Kagioglou, M. , Koskela, L. & Tzortzopoulos, P. 2017, 'Comparing Production Design Activities and Location-Based Planning Tools ' In:, 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Heraklion, Greece, 9-12 Jul 2017. pp 705-712

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