Exploring the Use of Digital Visual Management for Last Planner System Implementation

Manoela Conte, Bianca Trentin, Bárbara Pedó, Etges Bernardo Martim Beck Da Silva, Santiago Navarrete

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Abstract

The Last Planner system has been widely implemented seeking to offer greater transparency and predictability for construction projects through collaborative production planning. A major challenge in this context is increasing process transparency, which is one of the visual management (VM) purposes and a basic principle of the Lean production philosophy. Achieving this has required extrapolating the limits of the physical environment through the use of digital tools, which lead to the digitalization of VM and to virtual collaboration. This process was accelerated due to the COVID-19 context, the physical boundaries constraints, and the need for real-time information sharing and collaboration. This paper aims to explore and discuss the use of digital VM tools for LPS implementation. Action research was the methodological approach adopted in this research. The investigation was based on a consultancy in a construction company in Brazil. The digital VM tools and practices adopted in the different planning levels were assessed through requirements considered relevant to this context, including visual and non-visual aspects. Their impact in collaborative production planning is discussed. The ongoing results indicate that digital tools were better suited to the strategic and tactical levels, while traditional tools showed more suitable for the operational level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC30)
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages645-656
Number of pages12
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Aug 2022
Event30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Edmonton, Canada
Duration: 25 Jul 202231 Jul 2022
Conference number: 30
https://iglc2022.com/

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
PublisherInternational Group for Lean Construction (IGLC)
ISSN (Print)2309-2979
ISSN (Electronic)2789-0015

Conference

Conference30th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC 2022
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityEdmonton
Period25/07/2231/07/22
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