LPDS Lean Project Delivery System™
LPDS is the Lean Construction Institute’s new and better way to develop, design and build capital facilities. For more info see Ballard (2000).
Lean Project Delivery System (after Ballard 2000)
Key things to note:
- the system starts with purpose - for some reason clients/owners are often coy about their purpose
- process design and product design are managed in parallel - in many projects process design is left until after the design is complete (as in the top diagram here)
- taking time to plan pre-fabrication, off-site manufacture of sub-assemblies and logistics contributes enormously to the creation of reliable, quality production
LPDS is a trademark of the Lean Construction Institute