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IMPLEMENTING LEAN CONCEPTS

The construction industry of any country is the backbone of its infrastructure and economy. Though it is a major contributor to the economy of any country, it faces the problems of high fragmentation, instability, low productivity, poor quality and lack of standards. The desperate need for infrastructure development has increased the demand of the construction industry.  In order to save the buildings from the various natural and manmade hazards, emphasis is being laid on the planning, design of the buildings, reducing wastages in construction, organizing man power. Due to the above mentioned quality problems, construction clients are not satisfied with the performance achieved on many of their projects.  Better construction management is required for optimizing resources and maximizing productivity and efficiency.The construction industry has lagged behind other industries in implementing reform through total quality management. It has not followed the manufacturing industry in the implementation of TQM. The success of the total quality management (TQM) philosophy and Lean in manufacturing and other industries is forcing construction organizations to adopt TQM and Lean. Thus the reputation of the construction industry is ill suited for meeting the competitive challenges of today’s fast changing market, where the competitive edge is with those who manage their resources most effectively and offer a timely response to the demands of the market. In order to emphasize the role of quality various aspects of quality tools and Lean techniques have been used in this project to eliminate the various waste generated in the construction site. By eliminating the waste, productivity and efficiency in the construction can be improved and a better construction plan can be devised.



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