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Last Planner System - from theory to implementation

conference contribution
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.

History

Event

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

Pagination

305 - 318

Publisher

International Cost Engineering Council

Location

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Place of publication

Sydney, N.S.W.

Start date

06/10/2016

End date

12/10/2016

ISSN

2448-1475

Language

eng

Publication classification

E Conference publication; E1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

[2016, The Conference]

Title of proceedings

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