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Sustainable benefits in application of lean in prefabrication production process

Show simple item record Ekanayake, SSG Senaratne, S 2019-07-02T08:01:55Z 2019-07-02T08:01:55Z
dc.description.abstract Prefabrication is recognised as an appropriate solution to overcome several problems in construction such as low productivity, high waste production, inferior working conditions and insufficient quality. Even though prefabrication offers many benefits, significant number of inefficiencies could be identified from its production process. Lean Production Principles are recognised as a paramount concept, which enables to address such production process related inefficiencies. This study aims to investigate how application of Lean principles help to mitigate inefficiencies in Prefabrication Production Process (PrefabPP) and thereby learn how such an application leads to sustainability. Observations and semi-structured, interviews were conducted to collect data within selected three case studies in Sri Lanka (prefabrication production yards) targeting executive level professionals who engaged in 'prefabrication bridge beam production The collected data were analysed using code-based content analysis and mapped using tables and matrices. Findings revealed several inefficiency issues in PrefabPP which were highly moderately severe and less severe. The study revealed that by adopting lean principles into process. severe, PrefabPP that it will offer several key benefits to PrefabPP and its customers. Moreover, the results indicated that the application of Lean Production Principles to PrefabPP offers long-term benefits to construction by contributing towards sustainability. Thereby study offers some useful implications to prefabrication companies, construction professionals, researches and those who deal with sustainability issues. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Prefabrication Production Process en_US
dc.subject Lean Production Principles en_US
dc.subject Sustainability en_US
dc.subject Sri Lanka en_US
dc.title Sustainable benefits in application of lean in prefabrication production process en_US
dc.type Article-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Building Economics en_US
dc.identifier.accno 96636 en_US
dc.identifier.year 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 40-49

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