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Identifying and Eliminating Barriers in Indian Construction Industry with the Help of LEAN Techniques

EasyChair Preprint no. 12010

5 pagesDate: February 10, 2024


The building sector has adopted the lean construction technique by attempting to adapt the Japanese lean manufacturing mindset. Recently, there has been a lot of study done and there is still work being done to apply lean principles to the construction industry in order to improve waste and increase efficiency. The lean methodology is clearly successful; however several significant reports have suggested that mis-conceptualizing lean thinking is a key difficulty. Additionally, certain case studies have found that the lean methodology was either used incorrectly or just partially. The study aims to identify the obstacles that stand in the way of the successful use of lean construction in the Indian construction industry, as well as to explore the usefulness of lean methodology in project management. A questionnaire survey of senior consultants from architectural and project management firms as well as project managers from building construction organizations was used to gather data. After ranking the primary obstacles using the data gathered, lean principles are recommended as a means of removing these obstacles. A case study of a construction project was selected, wherein the lean value stream mapping tool was utilized and potential productivity gains were noted.

Keyphrases: Barriers, Cycle time, Lean Construction, Productivity, Value Stream Mapping, waste, waste generation

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Karan Jumani and Jaydeep Pipaliya},
  title = {Identifying and Eliminating Barriers in Indian Construction Industry with the Help of LEAN Techniques},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 12010},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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