Using Design Science To Further Develop Visual Management Application in Construction

Denise Ann Brady1, Patricia Tzortopoulos2 & John Rooke3

1PhD Student, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford; UK. brady_denise@web.de
2Senior Lecturer, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford; UK. Phone +44 161 295 4284; p.tzortzopoulos@salford.ac.uk
3Research Fellow, HaCIRIC, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, Greater Manchester. Phone +44 161 295 6344; j.a.rooke@eml.cc

Abstract

This paper presents preliminary results of an ongoing PhD work, focusing on the further development of Visual Management (VM) application in Construction using prescriptive research through Design Science. The aim of the paper is to present a case study that describes how a Visual Management Method (VMM) was developed and implemented to improve transparency on a construction site and to consider how this method can make a contribution to Visual Management theory. The VMM incorporates visual tools that are applied together to plan, measure and visualise work on a daily basis. The paper concludes with a discussion on how the VMM relates to the literature on Visual Management and determines the next steps to be taken to refine the method and provide theoretical contributions.

Keywords

Design, visual management, lean implementation

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Brady, D.A. , Tzortopoulos, P. & Rooke, J. 2012, 'Using Design Science To Further Develop Visual Management Application in Construction' In:, Tommelein, I.D. & Pasquire, C.L., 20th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. San Diego, USA, 18-20 Jul 2012.

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