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The role of visual management in collaborative integrated planning and control for engineer-to-order building systems

Viana, Daniela, Formoso, Carlos Torres, Wesz, Josana and Tzortzopoulos, Patricia (2014) The role of visual management in collaborative integrated planning and control for engineer-to-order building systems. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. IGLC22, 2 . IGLC and Akademika forlag, Oslo, Norway, pp. 775-787. ISBN 978-82-321-0460-4

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Visual Management is a key approach in the implementation of Lean Production. It emphasizes the importance of developing easy-to-understand visual devices for sharing knowledge within an organization. Such visual devices can play an important
role in mitigating the complexity of engineer-to-order production systems. A major difficulty in managing engineer-to-order prefabricated building systems is the need to
integrate planning and control of different processes, such as design, fabrication and assembly on site, in a multiple project environment. This paper reports preliminary findings on the implementation of visual devices for collaborative and integrated
planning and control in a Steel Fabricator, which designs, fabricates and assembles steel structures. The aim of this paper is to understand how visual management tools can contribute to improve the effectiveness of planning and control in this
environment. A set of visual devices have been used in the planning and control system in this company, including a panel that makes available information about 200 simultaneous contracts in an easy-to-understand way. The implementation of those tools has enhanced the participation of different people in the planning process from operational levels or from the different production units.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TH Building construction
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Patricia Tzortzopoulos
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 16:15
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2015 10:37


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