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Towards developing an industry led educational framework using LEAN approach

Bassanino, MN, Underwood, J, Allen, T, Khosrowshahi, F and Stokes, E 2008, Towards developing an industry led educational framework using LEAN approach , in: 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 16th-18th July 2008, Manchester, UK.

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The poor performance and inefficient manner in which the construction industry operates has been recognised through a variety of combined government and industry initiatives over the years. A major challenge towards improvement is recognised as lying with education and industry stakeholders actively creating closer and more effective relationships to facilitate a greater mutual understanding. The application of Information Technology (IT) systems can well enhance ‘Lean’ initiatives through improving process flow, reduction of the non-added value activities, better meet customers’ requirements and adding value which will increase the performance of the industry. This paper presents a project that is focused on developing an industry led framework for educational training programmes. The outcomes of two workshops organised with the industry that have resulted in a Continued Professional Development (CPD) training framework comprising of three distinct levels in terms of strategic, operational and technology aspects of that particular key area are discussed. The essence of this work is based on adopting the ‘Lean’ approach and adding value by identifying the IT skills gaps recognised ‘by the industry’ ‘for the industry’ and addressing them in developing training programmes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Contributors: (Author), (Contributor), (Contributor), (Contributor) and (Contributor)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Publisher: The University of Salford
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: MN Bassanino
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:46
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:14

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