Ardler Infrastructure and Housing
Author: Karl Williams
This demonstration project tailored lean thinking for application in the construction industry. At the same time it carefully monitored changes in employees' job satisfaction under the new system. Within the DP a new electronic bonus scheme database was developed to closely observe labour productivity.
University of Dundee
The demonstration team wanted to improve performance on a construction site by applying ideas from lean thinking. One of the main principles of lean is that the product or work in progress is delivered in the right amount, at the right time to the right place. In order to achieve this a short term planning system was installed on a site. This short term planning system was to be closely linked to the incentive scheme Torith ran. However, the existing system was not suitable for this task and the team designed their own system.
The new incentive scheme database served as a central platform to review the company processes. It helped to identify best practice within the company and aided in distributing it throughout the firm. The database enabled identification of processes that were in need of improvement. These processes were reviewed in the light of lean thinking and changed in an attempt to improve performance.
|Material Available on the Demonstration Project|
|Application Form for Demonstration Status|
|Ardler Case Study 2006|
|Site Start:||12 February 2003|