Continuous Improvement Cells in the Highways Sector

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Abstract

In line with its performance improvement and Lean Construction agenda, the highways supply chain in the UK has commenced many Continuous Improvement (CI) cells in recent years. The CI cell is a small-group work coordination and improvement technique that is frequently used in many industries as part of their lean transformations. The technique has also its links to some key lean concepts and practices like continuous improvement (kaizen), Visual Management and hoshinkanri policy deployment. This paper presents a summary of a detailed research aiming to understand the execution of the CI cells in the highways supply chain in the UK with their associated benefits and challenges through a study of 12 CI cells at the main client organisation. Alongside a set of benefits and challenges, the current CI cell execution mechanism and some suggestions to improve the current practice were also presented in the paper.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Place of PublicationChennai, India
Pages691-707
Number of pages17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2018
Event26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction: Evolving Lean Construction - Towards Mature Production Across Cultures and Frontiers - Chennai, India
Duration: 16 Jul 201822 Jul 2018
Conference number: 26
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Conference26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC 2018
CountryIndia
CityChennai
Period16/07/1822/07/18
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Tezel, A., Koskela, L., Tzortzopoulos, P., Talebi, S., & Miron, L. I. G. (2018). Continuous Improvement Cells in the Highways Sector. In 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (pp. 691-707). Chennai, India. https://doi.org/10.24928/2018/0406
Tezel, Algan ; Koskela, Lauri ; Tzortzopoulos, Patricia ; Talebi, Saeed ; Miron, Luciana Ines Gomes. / Continuous Improvement Cells in the Highways Sector. 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Chennai, India, 2018. pp. 691-707
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Continuous Improvement Cells in the Highways Sector. / Tezel, Algan; Koskela, Lauri; Tzortzopoulos, Patricia; Talebi, Saeed; Miron, Luciana Ines Gomes.

26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. Chennai, India, 2018. p. 691-707.

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