From 1955 to 1989, with what we term ‘Lean technology’, the Japanese carved out for themselves 25% of the global automotive market, largely from the market share of the US and Canadian producers, who began to adopt Lean principles and methods in the mid-1980s. It was at this point that the global construction market started to investigate the Lean approach.
Thirty years on, and the level of adoption has been slow in the construction market, with the AEC segment having provided the most success cases. Successful application of the techniques to the construction of large facilities is harder to find.
The wholesale incorporation of a Lean philosophy into the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) company is not a small undertaking; all staff and systems need to share the same goals single-mindedly. This AVEVA business paper outlines what is required from the next generation of Plant Design products to make this step change, and outlines our insight on how to apply Lean principles to Plant Design.
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