Lean organisations use tools, performance metrics and management strategies to improve productivity, customer satisfaction and eliminate waste. The adoption of lean practices in construction projects can improve labour productivity both in design offices and in the field by more than 20 per cent.
In this one-day introductory course, you'll learn how a lean management approach can improve project elements, including:
- customer relationships
- capacity to innovate
- collaboration across the supply chain.
You'll learn tools and practices developed from research on world-leading organisations that have successfully adopted lean thinking. After completing this course, you'll be able to apply these tools and practices to your own workplace.
- The benefits of lean thinking and leadership in construction
- Best-practice lean construction tools
- How to optimise supply-chain outcomes
- How to identify and eliminate waste
- Management practices to improve team decision-making and communication
Is this course for you?
This course suits:
- site managers
- senior construction supervisors
- design discipline leaders
- senior line managers in construction and design organisations
It also suits project, construction and design managers who can change how projects are approached and managed.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we'll cover
- Introduction to lean thinking in construction and the role of lean leadership
- Benefits realised by world-leading lean organisations
- Overview of lean tools and practices that create the most benefit in construction settings
- Introduction to Last Planner® System for stabilising workflow and closing the feedback loop
- Strategies for optimising supply chain outcomes
- Defining waste and learning to see and eliminate it
- Developing and leveraging effective performance frameworks
- Visual management practices to improve communication, build team decision making and focus the team on continuous improvement
- Improving design effectiveness and constructability using virtual and physical prototyping
- Target value design
This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:
4. Develop safe and sustainable solutions
5. Engage with the relevant community and stakeholders
6. Identify, assess and manage risks
*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.
Marton Marosszeky is the co-founder of the Lean Construction Institute of Australia and was the national chair until 2014.
He is the principal of Marosszeky Associates and is a highly experienced lean construction implementation consultant.
Before establishing his own consultancy, Marton led the lean construction consulting service line within Evans and Peck for six years. He was the Multiplex Professor of Construction Innovation in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW until 2006.
Marton is the co-author of the management text 'Total Quality in the Construction Supply Chain'. He recently published 'Total Construction Management: Lean Quality on Capital Projects', a book that reviews the practices of leading companies in the sector within the US and UK.