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Visual Management Condition in Highways Construction Projects in England

Tezel, Algan, Aziz, Zeeshan, Koskela, Lauri and Tzortzopoulos, Patricia (2016) Visual Management Condition in Highways Construction Projects in England. In: 24th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 18th - 24th July 2016, Boston, USA.

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Lean construction has recently gained momentum in England’s highways construction
supply chain. The literature indicates that the current view to Visual Management (VM)
within those lean implementations is limited to some VM tools. This paper explores the
condition of VM, which is a fundamental sensory information management strategy in the
lean production system, in the highways sector in England.
VM in construction is a scarcely researched topic, particularly outside the building
construction context. The existing VM research focuses generally on the application of a
specific VM tool rather than the VM strategy itself. The paper identifies the current VM
condition with its realization means (VM tools), drivers, barriers and future implementation
opportunities in England’s highways construction supply chain through five case studies
and a focus group research effort.
The main findings are; (a) the current implementation of VM, particularly on English
highways construction fields, is limited, and (b) along with many drivers and
implementation opportunities for VM, (c) there are also some significant barriers before
VM. The main limitations of the research are that the paper discusses the issue mainly for
the construction phase and limited amount of data were collected from operational site staff.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Visual Management, big room/obeya, lean construction, transportation sector, highways
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture > Innovative design lab
School of Art, Design and Architecture
Depositing User: A Tezel
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 13:22
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2016 18:33


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