An investigation into the awareness, practice and effectiveness of lean construction amongst UK project managers

Gabr, Azza (2011) An investigation into the awareness, practice and effectiveness of lean construction amongst UK project managers. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Concepts of Lean techniques originated in the manufacturing sector in Japan during the 1950’s and improved efficiency in the way production was undertaken. The concept aimed at reducing wasted time and effort through the elimination of flow activities which do not add value to the product across supply chains.

    The aim of this dissertation is to establish the levels of current awareness and practices of lean production concepts by project managers in the UK construction industry. The work in this research will attempt to improve on previous work by notable by (Common et al., 2000) and make further attempts at evaluating the level of understanding held within the industry pertaining to the implementation of lean philosophies in the aftermath of the Egan Report.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 15:08
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:48
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/5368

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