Measuring Lean Conformance

J.E. Diekmann1, Josh Balonick2, Mark Krewedl3 & Lou Troendle4

1K.Stanton Lewis Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado-Boulder, James.Diekmann@Colorado.edu
2Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado-Boulder, Joshua.Balonick@Colorado.edu
3Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado-Boulder, Mark.Krewedl@Colorado.edu
4Project Director, Washington Group International, Troy, Michigan

Abstract

The Construction Industry Institute (CII) is interested in the applicability of lean thinking to the construction process. CII has formed a research team to understand lean principles and to evaluate their applicability to their members' construction processes. As part of the work, the research team has developed a questionnaire to measure a firm's "conformance" to lean ideals. This paper presents the questionnaire, describes its formulation, and illustrates its use.

Keywords

Lean production, lean principles, lean construction conformance, lean construction questionnaire.

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Diekmann, J. , Balonick, J. , Krewedl, M. & Troendle, L. 2003, 'Measuring Lean Conformance' In:, 11th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Virginia, USA, 1-.

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