Lean Construction Education Program - Unit 5


  • May 16, 2019 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM


  • Sheraton West Des Moines
  • 1800 50th Street
  • West Des Moines, IA 50266
Fee Type of Fee
$600 MBI Members
$750 Construction Update Network Members & Non-Members

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Presenter: Larry Cormicle, CM-Lean - Ames, IA

Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly

This unit is a one-day course that explains the concept of Lean supply chain and assembly. Following this course, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between traditional procurement practices and Lean supply chain applications
  • Identify waste and value-adding activities within the supply chain and assembly
  • Evaluate the impact of using Lean supply chain on waste elimination, continuous flow and site operations pull
  • Identify strategies needed at the project and company levels to support the Lean supply chain
  • List examples of process improvements to the Lean supply chain
  • Expand Lean beyond the individual project
  • Create a value stream map to diagnose and improve the supply chain

Lean Construction is driven to minimize costs and maximize value on each project completed, challenging all stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process. Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost — from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to designers and contractors who want to do their job well and move on to the next project.

On a corporate level, lean is most effective when embraced by all areas of the company. To do so, senior management must understand the need for and advantages of lean implementation. But lean is also an individual journey. All
project team members must work together on a daily basis, incorporating lean principles into their most basic work, to see the true benefits of lean.

The Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP) is the curriculum available to help you reach these goals. The LCEP consists of seven units that instruct all aspects of lean, allowing practitioners to benefit from these principles. Construction professionals at all experience levels will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a lean operating system.

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