Lean management has traditionally been adopted by manufacturing industries to improve operations through the identification and elimination of all forms of waste. The construction industry has also adopted this philosophy, primarily in the field of projects. In order to increase a company’s competitiveness and productivity, lean management is needed in the enterprise business process as well as in the field. The intent of this study is to explore a method of introducing lean management which continuously improves enterprise business processes. We have adopted the five fundamental concepts (specify value, identify the value stream, flow, pull, and perfection) of lean management as an approach, and applied BPM (Business Process Management) to continuously improve business processes. An example is presented to illustrate how lean concepts were applied to the actual budget process of Korean construction companies.
Lean Management, Enterprise Business Process, BPM, Continuous Improvement
Lee, D.H. , Song, Y.W. & Choi, Y.K. 2007, 'Continuous Improvement Plan of Business Process in Construction Company' In:, Pasquire, C.L, C.L. & Tzortzopoulos, P., 15th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. East Lansing, Michigan, USA, 18-20 Jul 2007. pp 590-596