Value Stream Mapping: Case Study in Columns Concreting
Andrezza V.C. Germano1, Nayara Jhéssica M. Fonsêca2, Reymard Sávio S. Melo3 & Artur Moura4
1Master's Student, Graduate program in Civil Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil, firstname.lastname@example.org
2Master's Student, Graduate program in Civil Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil, email@example.com
3Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Dept., Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN, Brazil, firstname.lastname@example.org
4Civil Engineer, Construtora Constel, Natal, RN, Brazil, email@example.com
Based on the principles of lean thinking, originated from the automobile industry, which seek to eliminate waste, practice continuous improvement and add value to the product from the perspective of the customer, some adaptations have been made to apply the philosophy of lean production in construction. Thus, this paper aims to propose improvements in the concrete placing process using Value Stream Mapping. Therefore, the research strategy adopted was the exploratory case study. The results suggest that the columns concreting process lead time could be potentially reduced from five hours and nineteen minutes to two hours and four minutes.
Lean construction, continuous flow, value stream mapping