https://doi.org/10.24928/2019/0166

Comparison of Collaboration and Trade Partner Commitment in Takt Implementation Cases

Pekka Kujansuu1, Joonas Lehtovaara2, Max Grönvall3, Olli Seppänen4 & Antti Peltokorpi5

1Development Engineer, Skanska Oy, Finland, pekka.kujansuu@skanska.fi
2Doctoral Candidate, Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, Finland, joonas.lehtovaara@aalto.fi
3Project Engineer, SRV Rakennus Oy, Finland, Joonas.lehtovaara@aalto.fi
4Professor of Practice, Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, Finland, olli.seppanen@aalto.fi
5Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Aalto University, Finland, antti.peltokorpi@aalto.fi

Abstract

This study addresses the possible ways to improve takt implementation in projects. The purpose of this study is to gain knowledge of the stakeholder commitment and collaboration in takt projects where takt production is implemented. The study aims to explore which enablers and barriers affect collaboration in takt implementation projects, and how they differ between cases in Finland and California. The study was conducted as a qualitative multiple case study. The case projects were purposefully chosen for this study. The data collection was conducted as a triangulation of interview, observation and documentation observation. The enablers and barriers from different cases were clustered into plusses, deltas, and drivers between Finnish and Californian cases as well as jointly. The results were then analysed in a workshop and recommendations for further takt implementations as well as further research were made. Recommended actions for further takt implementation cases of more complete Lean understanding, and more transparent partnership between trade partners. However, the results and recommendations are based on a single study with a limited amount of cases, and therefore further research inside the topic is needed.

Keywords

takt production, collaboration, stakeholders, implementation

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Kujansuu, P. , Lehtovaara, J. , Grönvall, M. , Seppänen, O. & Peltokorpi, A. 2019, 'Comparison of Collaboration and Trade Partner Commitment in Takt Implementation Cases' In:, Proc. 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC). Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 Jul 2019. pp 1219-1228

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