Lean Transformation (Under construction 20 pages, see Spanish version)

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Because of the corporate crises of recent years, lean experts worldwide agree that  a lean culture is not immediate (it could take several years) and must start with people.  Lean tools are not a necessary condition to make your company an example of excellence (efficiency and effectiveness by creating customer value), we must first transform people. So in this paragraph, the first steps are for lean habits, lean games, group coaching, etc. We could say that lean behaviours of workers in a company are a necessary and sufficient condition for converting to a lean enterprise. Lean techniques are tools to facilitate the way. As Bill Waddell, a famous American lean consultant, says: "You must not look lean, you have to be lean."

1. The ten lean behaviors: the top ten corporate and personal habits to achieve excellence.
2. Lean Coaching: how to acquire the lean habits from an overview of human intelligence and cognitive science.
3. Kaizen Conduct: for continual improvement optimism is needed, the experimental method, write down on paper ...
4. Meditation: recover faster is Just in Time and therefore is a lean tool.
5. Lean games: play learning.
6. Standardizing operations: the first step in any situation improves it. The “know-how”.
7. Creating value: What is it? Or is it better to remove waste?
8. Creating flow: Emergence of the internal customer and analysis of the different streams of work. (Value Stream Mapping).
9. The " 5S" to improve safety at site and the basis for continual improvement.
10. Critical Chain Planning: the critical activities are obsolete. The best one doesn´t exist.
11. Last Planner: metaplan technique to cooperate and meet real performance.
12. Economic Planning: cost loading is a kaizen tool.
13. Teamwork and leadership: is the hardest but most beneficial in the short and long term.
14. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD): Vision of the Supply Chain in a Project.

15. Location-based Management System (LBMS): introduces the Flow-Line as a tool to plan.
16. Virtual Construction: the use of BIM to improve the construction of the work.
17. Efficient Purchasing: it is not enough to compare suppliers.
18. SAT: creation of a lean group to support and transform the contractor.
19. The Emotionally Competent Site Manager: development of emotional competencies to implement lean approach in a project.

20. Lean cases in Spain: Spanish companies are beginning to use lean tools.     

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