Assessment of value stream of formwork preparation process in prefabricating reinforced concrete elements

Author(s): Samindi Samarakoon, Tor Gunnar Vilke, Ole Magnus Stangeland, Espen Ellefsen, Doratha Katazina and R.M Chandima Ratnayake
Paper category: Proceedings of the International RILEM Conference Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 Segment on Fresh Concrete
Editor(s): Lars N. Thrane, Claus Pade, Oldrich Svec and Nicolas Roussel
ISBN: 978-2-35158-184-1
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-185-8
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 74-83
Total Pages: 10
Language : English

Abstract: The lean concept has been employed in the construction industry to reduce time waste and increase productivity. Past research reveals that lean philosophy is applicable for increasing productivity in the prefabrication of reinforced concrete elements by lowering the inventory, reducing time waste, etc. This study focuses on the identification of non-value-adding activities involved in aprocess to prefabricate reinforced concrete elements. One of the lean tools, Value Stream Mapping (VSM) has been employed to visualize the value-adding process. A current state value stream map (CSVS-Map) has been developed and value stream analysis (VSA) has been performed. The most significant non-value-adding activities have been identified by performing Pareto analysis. The results of VSA and Pareto analysis have been presented. The results enable the development of a future state value stream map (FSVS-Map) and the improvement of an existing reinforced concrete prefabrication process

Online publication : 2016
Publication type : full_text
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