https://doi.org/10.24928/2019/0247

The Beauty of a Phase-Overlapping Last Planner System® With Incorporated Takt

Annett Schöttle1 & Claus Nesensohn2

1Senior Consultant, Refine Projects AG, Schelmenwasenstraße 34, 70567 Stuttgart, Germany, +4915156561529, annett.schoettle@refineprojects.com, and Founder and Co-Director, CollabDecisions, www.collabdecisions.com.
2CEO, Refine Projects AG, Schelmenwasenstraße 34, 70567 Stuttgart, Germany, +491799789624, claus.nesensohn@refineprojects.com, Professor, Lean Construction and Project Management, University of Applied Science Stuttgart.

Abstract

The purpose of methods and tools is to serve the project team and add value within the project delivery. Therefore, the implemented production system should support the interaction of the project team, enabling team members to develop a common understanding, and to reach the required quality and production performance when carrying out their daily activities. This research concludes that the Last Planner System (LPS) aligns to the Toyota Production System (TPS) and its recognized management theory, which is a vehicle to integrate the minds + hands philosophy within projects from early design phase till handover. Our findings show that adopting the LPS as a production system helps to align and integrate the project participants. Takt is a work structuring tool that can be integrated into the LPS, if the product allows (repeatable areas). Thus, we recommend that the production system be designed based on the team’s needs and the product requests.

Keywords

Lean construction, last planner system, minds + hands, takt, toyota production system

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Schöttle, A. & Nesensohn, C. 2019, 'The Beauty of a Phase-Overlapping Last Planner System® With Incorporated Takt' In:, Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 441-450

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