UNDERSTANDING PROCESSES AND TAKT PLANNING
Divide your construction project logically into so-called equal areas (smallest common multiples) and define the processes, the use of resources and the durations for these. This way, you will obtain "takt trains" of sections as individual modular process components.
Using these modules, you can now build up your schedule in a modular way, i.e. define how your train "drives" through the building. With the aim of optimising the construction process and ensuring that resources are used evenly and continuously, the schedule, the so-called process plan, is generated on an innovative and intuitive graphical interface. Thanks to its modular structure, the process plan can be quickly adapted to current conditions.
Reach your optimal production plan in 4 steps
Steps & Elements
In only 4 easy steps you will be able to create a takted production plan for your construction site.
STEP 1: OVERALL PROCESS ANALYSIS (OPA)
Dividing the building into zone types: areas that always have the same fitout process sequences. Process steps can either be standard processes (library) or custom processes defined with the team. Intensive communication results between the site managers, project managers, planners and executing trades. Problems and bottlenecks can be detected early and can get eliminated right away.
The result: zone types with harmonized process sequences
STEP 2: TAKT ANALYSIS (TA)
The process sequences defined in step 1 are assigned durations and line balanced. Resource utilization (quantities, masses and personnel deployment) is planned. One takt time (cycle time) is defined for all trades in a takt zone.
The result: synchronized processes for takt zones.
STEP 3: TAKT ZONE ITERATION (TZI)
Definition of construction scheduling based on the predefined building structure (takt zones) and process modules (takt trains). The synchronized production schedule is generated from the stored data for the project. Iterative process to determine the resources needed to meet the established milestones. The construction process can be quickly and easily optimized – even at a later stage – by examining various takt options.
The result: optimal overall process for the project with evenly distributed utilization of trades
STEP 4: PROCESS PLAN (PP)
Synchronized production schedule for the entire duration of the project. Processes can be filtered by takt zones and trades/teams so they can be presented in a clear and understandable way. The process plan is the central tool for planning the next few weeks and for monitoring the conditions required, the so-called stability criteria. Stability criteria are interrogated for each process step and can be filtered and presented in activity lists. It is immediately apparent whether all the conditions for a smooth process are present and the steps for which planning or material is lacking.
The result: a stable and harmonized process and production plan for the construction site
OPTIMIZE YOUR PLANNING
- You receive a scheduled production schedule for the entire duration of the project and thus guarantee a constant production speed
- You no longer need classic CPM software
- Scheduling is collaborative and can be dynamically adjusted
- A systematic coupling of superordinate milestones and associated process steps is made possible
- Efficient, accompanying task management is ensured with the integrated action list and the stability criteria panel
- Full transparency regarding resource planning and use is created with dynamic resource histograms
- External data (CSV format) can be imported / exported
- Standards can be defined and made available to project participants via the standard library. Use the power of repetition.
- LCM Digital is suitable for almost all project types and project participants