A Structured Literature Review And Comparative Analysis Of Similarities And Differences Of Value Stream Mapping

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STRUCTURED LITERATURE REVIEW AND COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES OF VALUE STREAM MAPPING IN CONSTRUCTION AND MAFUCTURING INDUSTRY

A Thesis by Yaxu li

Submitted to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies of
Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of

MASTER OF SCIENCE

Chair of Committee, Jos? L. Fern?ndez-Sol?s
Committee Members, Sarel?Lavy Rodney Hill Head of Department, Joseph P. Horlen

August 2015

Major Subject: Construction Management

Copyright 2015 Yaxu Li

Abstract

For the past few years, almost every manufacturing or service industry has been trying to apply lean. The tools that enable elimination in construction industry are equally important and little has been done to map the application of lean tools from manufacturing to the construction. Value stream mapping as a lean tool for manufacturing is a basic, graphical tool aims to describe production processes and reduce the wastes. In its current state, value stream mapping is not able to implement in construction as successfully as in manufacture due to the fundamental differences between the manufacturing and construction. This paper used the structured literature review as the methodology to help the study to summary the current state of application of the value stream mapping in construction and manufacturing then used the comparative analysis to identify these differences as well as similarities between the manufacturing and…

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