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Trimble Adds Lean Scheduling to Building Construction Portfolio
Lean production methodology is a systematic method for the elimination of waste within manufacturing systems. "Lean became widely used in manufacturing in the 1980s," said
In the LeanSight workflow, actionable progress data is available immediately after it is recorded in the field, providing project managers and superintendents with up-to-date information about their project. To ensure an on-time start, notifications and reminders of make-ready activities can be sent from the office to contractors. Built-in countdown functions can improve team readiness by making all stakeholders aware of days until start, or days until planned finish.
"Scheduling is a dynamic process that requires tight and ongoing coordination with potentially dozens of stakeholder organizations," said Marcel Broekmaat, market manager of project controls in Trimble's
The LeanSight SaaS planning and performance analysis tools are accessible via a browser-based application. Mobile applications for iOS and Android are also available for work assignments, communication and progress-tracking.
Key features include:
- Creating phase schedules in a browser application. Project teams can build schedules for free from scratch or by importing schedule data from one of the supported platforms, which includes Trimble's Vico Schedule Planner,
MS Projectand Primavera.
- Assigning tasks to project stakeholders. Team members receive notifications in their mobile application and by email. Superintendents and managers can track task acceptance status and define notifications to remind crews of an upcoming activity start date.
- Storing all related documentation with each task. All stakeholders have easy access to updated information such as sketches and specifications.
- Empowering teams with insightful analytics. The Analytics view provides powerful project status information such as Planned Percent Complete and overall status. An icon-based
LeanSight Project Healthstatus provides quick feedback about current performance.
About Work Plans and Pull Planning
In order to manage construction work on a jobsite, project teams break down tasks from the overall project schedule into smaller work items that can be assigned and tracked on a weekly basis. With the pull planning method, the process of breaking down tasks into actionable work items is done as a group, including all stakeholders that are involved in a project phase. The group establishes the targeted end date and then defines the work activities that are needed to complete the deliverable for that date. This way, the team "pulls" the plan towards the optimal start date, while considering the dependencies and constraints that play a role during the execution of the work. Because pull planning is done as a group, it helps to identify bottlenecks and leads to greater buy-in to the plan from all parties involved.
Try, Buy and Use LeanSight
LeanSight is available now as a SaaS subscription for projects from Trimble's
About Trimble Buildings
Trimble Buildings, a part of Trimble's Engineering and Construction segment, is focused on solutions that optimize the complete Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle of buildings. Trimble is dedicated to transforming the industry—increasing productivity, reducing waste and optimizing schedules, budgets and real estate portfolios—with powerful solutions that streamline communication and collaboration. These targeted solutions enable architects, engineers, contractors, owners and occupiers to realize greater agility, efficiency and insight. Used in over 150 countries around the world, Trimble Buildings' solutions are transforming the way the world designs, builds and operates infrastructure and buildings.
For more information visit: buildings.trimble.com.
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