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Lean tools and techniques can help us to reduce costs, improve performance and ultimately improve business efficiency.

What is Lean?

Lean tools and techniques can help businesses to reduce costs, improve performance, tackle key sustainability issues and ultimately improve business efficiency.

Implementing Lean principles also helps to create a workplace environment in which everyone plays a positive part in building success, from senior management to those working on the ground.

The built environment sector is now poised to take advantage of the benefits and efficiencies that Lean methods can bring, and the resources and training available on the School will enable you to progress your journey into being a more efficient and productive business.

Starting your journey? Take a look at the introductory video below to understand what Lean is and the business benefits implementing these principles can bring.

Understanding Lean

How do I develop the skills to embrace Lean in my business?
Our capability assessment will enable you to understand what you need to know and provide a quick 10 point learning plan with links to Lean learning materials.

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Lean construction in three minutes

Click here to view a short animation that provides an introduction to Lean, its application in construction and the benefits that can be realised.

The building blocks of Lean

There are seven key elements to Lean in the built environment sector and we have learning resources available to help you start embedding the principles in your work.

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Value Stream Mapping

Value stream mapping is a technique used to sequence all…

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Visual Management

Visual management is a method of managing the workplace using…

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5S Workplace Organisation

5S workplace organisation is a key tool in Lean construction...

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Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement

Lean techniques can be used to solve problems that happen…

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Collaborative Planning
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Collaborative Planning and Production Control

Collaborative planning and production control are methods used to ensure…

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7 Wastes
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Lean Construction and Waste

Lean construction takes the concept of waste beyond materials and…

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Standardised Work

Standardisation is used in Lean to make processes better by…

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Selected Lean learning resources

Have a look at our latest resources which will help you on your journey into being a more efficient business.

Visual Management
Problem Solving and Continuous Improvement
Value Stream Mapping
Introduction to Lean

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