Lean Construction Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems
January 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lean Construction challenges all project stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process. Unit 1: Variations in Production Systems is a half-day course that introduces one of the fundamental concepts of Lean Construction: Variation. In the construction process, the work we do is all connected, and variation in even one of those processes affects us all. This course provides tools to help participants recognize sources of variation on their own projects, examine variation’s effect on operations and mitigate the effects of variation in their everyday work. Following completion of this course, participants will have the ability to: Define the different types of variation, explain the concept of throughput and distinguish it from productivity, discuss the role of variation in production operations, and list sources of variation in construction settings.