Many of you are familiar with Lean Construction, and I bet you run into people like I do who don’t know what Lean Construction is. Your experience figuring who gets Lean Construction and who doesn’t is anecdotal and hard to gauge. Thanks to folks at Dassault Systemes and McGraw-Hill a survey was conducted in Sept 2013 to understand the Lean Construction Market. You can get a copy of the study here which requires you to register and will most likely get a call from a sales associate. I did.
One of the eye opening statistics is that 55% of the market doesn’t know Lean Construction, and those who don’t practice Lean Construction have 4X the amount of people thinking they are “efficient/highly efficient.” So, as long as you don’t practice Lean Construction you are unaware of how inefficient you are? How much 4X more the people. This explains the resistance to go Lean. People believe they are already efficient, so why would they change.
If you are in that group that believes you are already efficient and Lean Construction isn’t for you, then ignore the rest of this post.
There in depth interviews with insights from talking to those who use Lean Construction.
Even if you practice Lean Construction you are always looking to learn more.
You use Lean Construction for many benefits. Here is a nice list of benefits.