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Last planner and critical chain in construction management: comparative analysis

Koskela, LJ, Stratton, R and Koskenvesa, A 2010, Last planner and critical chain in construction management: comparative analysis , in: 18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 14-16 July 2010, Haifa, Israel.

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    Abstract

    This paper endeavours to compare the Last Planner System of production control and the Critical Chain production management method. This comparison is carried out in the context of construction management. The original prescription and the evolution of the practice are examined regarding both approaches, and the similarities and differences are noted. Based on these considerations, gaps in the two approaches are identified and the potential of a synthesis of them is explored.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Production management, Last planner, Critical chain
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
    Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
    Built and Human Environment
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
    Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
    Publisher: National Building Research Institute, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: LJ Koskela
    Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2010 10:09
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:20
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    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9585

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