The Lean Construction Development Pathway (LCDP) has improved productivity and performance on six major infrastructure projects by supporting a fully integrated, evidenced based Lean Construction standard in which Tier 1 contractors and their supply chain can develop participants capability and capacity to collaboratively deliver projects cheaper, faster and better.
Working collaboratively with 6 partner companies and industry experts we have together created a comprehensive competency framework enabling a transferrable standardised approach to Lean Construction across the Supply Chain.
LCI-UK’s unique Lean learning pathways are structured into a blended learning experience incorporating e-learning, animations, quizzes, assessments, videos and graded evidenced work-based Lean activities. This approach ensures the learning is embedded into the everyday work following a Know-Do-Show approach.
Encompassed within a ground-breaking Learning Management System and digital database of improvement projects and their related benefits.
Visual, dynamic, role driven dashboards display an instant picture of progress, capabilities and achievements that can be aggregated and filter at multiply levels.
- Engage with project stakeholders, project director, procurement and construction teams and their key supply.
- Draw up a strategic development plan which identifies the value creation imperatives which determine the procurement objectives for the entire project
- Develop a comprehensive competency framework and training credits system which defines the knowledge and skills required to improve productivity at all levels in the construction industry supply chain.
- Submit to CITB training standard team a matrix-based training standard productivity improvement that can be delivered by LCI-UK approved facilitators.
- Create standardised learning and development resources and integration into the Learning Management System.
- Develop systems for the collection and analysis of improvement data on individual, project-based and organisational skills and capabilities attainments. Collate and analyse standardised meta-data about Lean improvements and providing customisable dashboards and reports on the benefits achieved.
- Roll out the programme to between 800 – 1200 beneficiaries on Highways schemes with partner companies and their subcontractors targeting 40 improvement projects
- Develop and disseminate a common approach to measure, and calculate productivity improvement, return on investment and apply to effective collaborative practices
- Productivity improvements, savings and other impacts generated will be disseminated to the UK Construction Industry through ongoing PR activities
What distinguishes this approach is its understanding of procurement – not as a discrete stage early in a single project but as a continuing, integrating process and development opportunity.