Diagnosis and Strategy Development for Introducing Lean Production Systems in Precast Fabrication

Chien-Ho Ko1 & Chin-Yuan Ko2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, 1, Shuefu Rd., Neipu, Pingtung 912, Taiwan, e-mail: fpecount@yahoo.com.tw, phone: +886-8-7703202, fax: +886-8-7740122; Research Director, Lean Construction Institute- Taiwan; Executive Director, Lean Construction Institute-Asia
2Assistant Researcher, Lean Construction Institute-Taiwan, http://www.TaiwanLCI.org/


The most challenge issue when enterprise implementing continuous improvement is how to select appropriate methods. The objective of this study is to develop a diagnosis model for analyzing appropriate methods. The model is developed using enterprise diagnosis methods that consist of three components, namely production system, fundamental management, and staff mentality. Those three perspectives stems from Toyota’s 3 M’s (muda, mura, muri). Applicability of the proposed model is validated using a real precast fabricator. Application results show that the developed model has potential to be used to analyze strategy required for introducing lean ideas.


Lean production, business diagnosis, precast, lean construction.



Ko, C. & Ko, C. 2009, 'Diagnosis and Strategy Development for Introducing Lean Production Systems in Precast Fabrication' In:, Cuperus, Y. & Hirota, E.H., 17th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Taipei, Taiwan, 15-17 Jul 2009. pp 443-452

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