Introducing last planner - Finnish experiences

Koskenvesa, A and Koskela, LJ 2005, Introducing last planner - Finnish experiences , in: 11th Joint CIB International Symposium - Combining Forces., 13– 16 June 2005, Helsinki, Finland.

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The Last Planner method1 represents a radically different manner of controlling production in construction. Even if its benefits are widely observed, it is also a common observation that the introduction of the Last Planner method to a site, into a company or into a country is not an easy and uncomplicated task. This paper reports on the experiences and lessons gained during the introduction of the Last Planner to Finland. A simplified explanation of Last Planner is presented. The experiences and lessons gained are contrasted with those presented in prior literature.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of 11th Joint CIB International Symposium - Combining Forces
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: LJ Koskela
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2010 10:16
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 09:21
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