https://doi.org/10.24928/2017/0168

Value Stream Mapping: Case Study in Columns Concreting

Andrezza V.C. Germano1, Nayara Jhéssica M. Fonsêca2, Reymard Sávio S. Melo3 & Artur Moura4

1Master's Student, Graduate program in Civil Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil, andrezza.coutinho@hotmail.com
2Master's Student, Graduate program in Civil Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil, jhessica_marques5@hotmail.com
3Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Dept., Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil, smelo@ct.ufrn.br
4Civil Engineer, Construtora Constel, Natal, RN, Brazil, arturmoura@constell.com.br

Abstract

Based on the principles of lean thinking, originated from the automobile industry, which seek to eliminate waste, practice continuous improvement and add value to the product from the perspective of the customer, some adaptations have been made to apply the philosophy of lean production in construction. Thus, this paper aims to propose improvements in the concrete placing process using Value Stream Mapping. Therefore, the research strategy adopted was the exploratory case study. The results suggest that the columns concreting process lead time could be potentially reduced from five hours and nineteen minutes to two hours and four minutes.

Keywords

Lean construction, continuous flow, value stream mapping

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Germano, A.V. , Fonsêca, N.J.M. , Melo, R.S.S. & Moura, A. 2017, 'Value Stream Mapping: Case Study in Columns Concreting' In:, 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Heraklion, Greece, 9-12 Jul 2017. pp 821-828

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