Journal of Frontiers in Construction Engineering          
Journal of Frontiers in Construction Engineering(FCE)
ISSN:2306-7721(Print)       ISSN:2306-7713(Online)
Frequency: Quarterly
Waste Processing Framework For Non-Value-Adding Activities Using Lean Construction
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The construction industry has been suffering from low productivity and poor performance compared to other industries. There are a lot of wastes in construction processes, which were left unnoticed. In an attempt to improve its performance, industry practitioners and researchers have looked at the manufacturing industry as a point of reference and a source of innovation. Previous studies have shown that tremendous productivity improvements can be achieved by simply targeting at reducing or eliminating those wastes. Wastes that are mentioned are identified by Taiichi Ohno as the seven wastes that are part of the lean manufacturing. Lean construction results from the application of this new form of production management to construction, which has the goal of meeting the customers’ needs while using the least of everything. As a beginner, there is no necessity to start off a project with total implementation of lean management method. It is recommendable to embark with the basic principle, which is identifying and eliminating the wastes in construction process rather than just focusing on the reduction of construction material waste. Thus, a construction process waste management framework is proposed as the early introductory lean guide for those practitioners who wish to start their lean journeys.
Keywords:Lean Construction; Lean Principle; Construction Process Waste; Non-Value-Adding Activities
Author: Hamzah Abdul Rahman1, Chen Wang1, Irene Yen Wui Lim1
1.Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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