Productivity Improvement Applying Production Management in Projects With Repetitive Activities

George Flores1 & Carlos Ollero2

1Implementer in the Project Control Management Department at "Las Bambas" Project, Civil Engineer. Paseo de la República 4675, Lima, GyM, Mobile: (511) 991244004, gfloresc@gym.com.pe
2Project Control Chief at "CH Cerro del Águila-Sector Presa" Project, Sanitary Engineer. Paseo de la República 4675, Lima, GyM, Mobile: (511) 993112634, collero@gym.com.pe

Abstract

This paper discusses a part of a socially complex project consisting in performing 315,000 times the same activity in 17 districts located at the southern part of the City of Lima, Peru. The project consisted in changing the water service measurement system of the houses in those districts, where there was a lack of skilled labor, most of the workers were plumbers, and the geographical conditions of each district and social issues around the work area represented a major challenge for carrying out the project. In this context, we decided to apply the Lean Construction philosophy as a strategy to meet those challenges. This paper presents some of the results obtained after implementing some Lean principles.

Keywords

Productivity, lean construction, last planner system, flow, action learning, production management, services

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Flores, G. & Ollero, C. 2013, 'Productivity Improvement Applying Production Management in Projects With Repetitive Activities' In:, Formoso, C.T. & Tzortzopoulos, P., 21th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Fortaleza, Brazil, 31-2 Aug 2013. pp 1039-1048

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