Last Planner® System: Why it Works & How to Ensure Success – Virtual Edition A Detailed Review of Production Planning & Practical Strategies for Overcoming Common Implementation Challenges

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The Last Planner® System is a lean production planning system designed to produce predictable workflow and continuous improvement in construction. The system has proven to help teams deliver better projects in less time at a lower cost – but why is implementation so hard?
We will discuss why productivity in construction struggles to improve so we understand the problem that Last Planner System is designed to solve and take you through a pull planning exercise to drive home the concepts of the Last Planner® System. This course will also provide you with strategies to deal with difficult behaviors in planning meetings and show you how to create the culture necessary to support Lean and make it successful in your business and on your project site.
  • Lean principles – flow, waste and variation
  • Detailed Last Planner® System review
  • Common implementation challenges
  • Planning session exercise
  • Speed, quality and budget – how to get all three
  • The culture of lean and team behaviors
  • Assertively dealing with difficult personalities
Target Audience:
All members of a construction project team, including:
   - Project Coordinators
   - Project Managers
   - Site Superintendents
   - Management
   - Designers & Architects
   - Engineers & Consultants
   - Owners
James Johnston, P. Eng. is an Industrial Engineer, a member of the Lean Construction Institute and an approved instructor with the Associated General Contractors of America. James is a construction, operations and quality specialist with over 25 years of experience focusing on business process analysis & improvement, Lean thinking & implementation, strategic planning and business development. He has worked extensively as a Management Consultant & Trainer leading organizations through lean transformations, quality system implementation and process optimization projects. He has coached & facilitated the implementation of Lean Construction tools and methodologies on projects of all sizes, has trained hundreds of construction professionals throughout North America and continues to develop programs that improve project outcomes industry wide.
Earn 6 CM-Lean Continuing Education Hours