The Toyota product development system applied to a design management workshop model

Mikael Hygum Thyssen, Stephen Emmitt, Sten Bonke, Anders Kirk Christoffersen

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Abstract

Within a lean framework the goal is to enhance productivity by maximizing client value and minimizing waste known as muda. In the construction industry focus has mainly been on minimizing waste within the construction site production process. However, research has shown that a great amount of the waste experienced during site assembly can be traced back to the early design phase. In addition minimizing waste does not guarantee overall project success if client values are not fully under-stood. Indeed it is possible to effectively produce a product that the client does not value. This paper reports the early findings of a research project which aims to develop a workshop method for lean design management in construction through a deeper understanding of the Toyota product development system (TPDS) and value theory in general. Results from a case-study will be presented and a theoretical comparison of the workshop model with lean principles will lead to proposals for further develop-ment of the workshop approach to design management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIGLC 16 Proceedings : 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
EditorsPatricia Tzortzopoulos, Mike Kagioglou
Number of pages862
VolumeJuly 16-18, 2008, Manchester, United Kingdom
PublisherUniversity of Salford
Publication date2008
Pages507-517
ISBN (Print)978-1-905732-45-6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAnnual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Manchester, UK
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …
Conference number: 16

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Number16
CityManchester, UK
Period01/01/2008 → …

Keywords

  • Value
  • Management
  • Construction
  • Lean
  • Design

Cite this

Thyssen, M. H., Emmitt, S., Bonke, S., & Christoffersen, A. K. (2008). The Toyota product development system applied to a design management workshop model. In P. Tzortzopoulos, & M. Kagioglou (Eds.), IGLC 16 Proceedings: 16th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (Vol. July 16-18, 2008, Manchester, United Kingdom, pp. 507-517). University of Salford.