AGC Lean Unit 3
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The quantity of material available or needed for an operation. Also the quantity produced at one operation.
A focused and collaborative brainstorming session held during the project. Team members are encouraged to jointly address problems beyond their field of expertise.
Continuous flow system
Production systems where a single piece undergoes all production processes sequentially. There is no batching in the process. A 100% continuous flow or single piece flow system is an ideal because it requires zero variation.
Meetings that take place each morning throughout a project where workers discuss what they are going to be doing that day (their will's), how to do each task safely and efficiently, and any potential concerns.
First run studies
Extensive planning of upcoming operations by a cross-functional team, including representatives of those who are to do the first operation, followed by methodical study, redesign of the operation, and retrial until a standard is established to meet or beat fir execution of that operation.
Integrated project delivery (IPD)
A delivery system that seeks to align interests, objectives and practices, by preconceiving the organization, operating system, and commercial terms governing the project. The primary team members would include the architect, key technical consultants as well as a general contractor and key specialty contractors. It creates an organization able to apply the principles and practices of the Lean Project Delivery System.
Lean Work structuring (LWS)
Developing and aligning the project's process design with engineering design, supply chain capability, resource allocation strategies, and assembly efforts.
Improving one part of the project but not the whole.
Make ready planning
To make ready is to take actions needed to remove constraints from assignments with the view of making them sound. Removing constraints from the should's results in what can be done. The can's are to match the should's at least eventually.
Schedule produced during the front end planning period and covering the entire project from beginning to end. The activities are expanded into more detailed descriptions when creating the make ready plan.
Important interim goals that give us confidence that we will complete the project.
Represents the work performed to complete the transformation of materials.
Percent plan complete (PPC)
PPC usually refers to activities on a weekly work plan. We derive PPC by dividing the number of planned activities completed by the number of activities committed.
A period in a construction project, with a start and end date, that typically includes a specific work scope to be accomplished. Examples are the foundations, enclosures, core and shell, and skin phases.
A schedule for activities between phases of a construction project. These activities are identified using pull scheduling.
Represents flow of material/information in time and space as it is being transformed
A planning system that schedules work based on understanding the level of readiness of downstream activities. Releasing work is permitted only when that will help in moving the project forward.
A planning system that pushed work into production based on predetermined completion dates, without regard to the readiness of production to actually perform the work.
Systems where work or information is pulled based on need and state of the process. Make ready plans and weekly work plans of the Last planner system are used.
Systems where work is released based on a preset schedule. The need for work downstream and the status of the system are not considered. As a result, the inputs are in the form of batches and are often queued before the production units for processing.
The actual amount of output from the production process in a given amount of time.
Refers to random or non-random deviations from the standard process and results caused by internal or external sources.
The unproductive use of resources. Doing something that adds no value.
Weekly work planning
Creating a list of assignments to be completed in a specific week. The list should be prepared as close to the week in question as possible to have effective commitments. Those creating the plan establish what will be done based on the cans and that should be done.
Work breakdown structure (WBS)
Progressively breaking down a project into its component parts.
Work in progress
The inventory present at any given time between the starting point and the ending point of the production process. The work that is started but not yet finished.
Transfer of material or information from one production unit to another, or within a production unit.
The extent to which one can depend on the occurrence of the transfer of material or information from one production unit to another or within a production unit.