Integrating Production and Quality Control: Monitoring Making-Do and Unfinished Work

Marcus C. T. Fireman1 & Carlos T. Formoso2

1Engineer, Master Student, Building Innovation Research Unit (NORIE), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Phone +55 51 8216-9070, marcus.fireman@medabil.com.br
2Ph.D., Associate Professor, Building Innovation Research Unit (NORIE), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Phone +55 51 33083518, formoso@ufrgs.br

Abstract

The lack of integration between production control and quality management has been pointed out as a common problem in the construction sector. This paper discusses the impact of this problem in the generation of waste that are typical in this sector, such as making-do, rework and uncompleted work. Based on that discussion, this paper proposes an integrated production and quality control method, which is focused on the elimination three waste categories: making-do, unfinished work, and work-in- progress. The method is divided in three modules: (a) identification and measurement of making-do events, (b) identification of informal packages, and (c) integrated production and quality control. The main contributions of this study are concerned with the understanding waste in construction, and the relationship between different types of waste.

Keywords

Performance measurement; waste; making-do; rework; unfinished work; production control

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Reference

Fireman, M.C.T. & Formoso, C.T. 2013, 'Integrating Production and Quality Control: Monitoring Making-Do and Unfinished Work ' In:, Formoso, C.T. & Tzortzopoulos, P., 21th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Fortaleza, Brazil, 31-2 Aug 2013. pp 515-525

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