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Last Planner System - from theory to implementation

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posted on 12.10.2016, 00:00 authored by G F Dos Santos, Olubukola TokedeOlubukola Tokede
Purpose of this paper: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the efficiency of the Last Planner System (LPS) of construction
project scheduling through a literature review of published case study reports.
Design/methodology/approach: The methodology used was a critical literature analysis on LPS case studies reports. This approach was
chosen in order to consider case projects from different locations around the world; predominantly publications from the year 2000 to 2015 were examined. Several online platforms for academic papers were used in the study, and a systematic data processing was conducted in order to achieve statistically significant comparisons and observations.
Findings and value: The Last Planner System is new in the construction business, but there is already a good amount of reported
case studies. Through the literature review it was found that there are a number of obstacles in the implementation of Last Planner System particularly in relation to matching the theory with practice. However, there is a general consensus in all the case studies examined, on the benefits of adopting LPS. The relation between the perceived benefits and perceived obstacles were analysed.



Cost Engineering, Quantity Surveying & Project Management. World Congress (10th : 2016 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)


305 - 318


International Cost Engineering Council


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Sydney, N.S.W.

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E Conference publication; E1 Full written paper - refereed

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[2016, The Conference]

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ICEC 2016: Proceedings of the 10th Cost Engineering, Quantity Surveying & Project Management World Congress