Managing Productivity in Construction: JIT Operations and Measurements

1st Edition

Low Sui Pheng, Chan Yue Meng

Published September 18, 2018
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9781138327689 - CAT# K392548
Series: Routledge Revivals

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First published in 1997, this volume joined the debate assessing the potential of the Just-In-Time management philosophy from the manufacturing industry for Singapore’s construction industry by examining the "off-site" prefabrication of precast concrete components in Singapore, in comparison with traditional management systems. In the wake of the 1991 Strategic Economic Plan of Singapore, which forecasted alarmingly low productivity in the local construction sector, the authors noted that construction in Japan was 35% more productive, whilst Finland was 75% better. Highlighting immense potential for the JIT approach, they explore the JIT philosophy, traditional systems, construction wastes and comparisons between construction and manufacturing.


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