Overview of Lean Concept in Construction Industry

Naveed A Hafiz Shirgar, S.N.P.I.T. & R.C.; Neetu B. Yadav ,S.N.P.I.T. & R.C.

Lean Construction, Last Planner System

The construction industry faces different challenges and problem which results in cost and time overrun contributes low productivity. The paper presents the set of information on the lean construction and its tool last planner system of production control. Then paper present whole regarding last planner system and its essentials employs percent plan complete, anticipated assignment and assignment made ready to improve productivity and workflow reliability. So this paper aims to overview and discuss the applicability of lean construction project which helps to reduce wastages in construction and brings the quality of work in product developing process with raising the profit level and productivity.
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Paper ID: GRDCF012003
Published in: Conference : Emerging Research and Innovations in Civil Engineering
Page(s): 11 - 14