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Subject/Keyword
Lean
Production line
Modular construction
Process improvement
Manufacturing
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Zhang, Youyi
Supervisor and department
Ahmed Bouferguene (Chemistry)
Mohamed Al-Hussein (Construction Engineering)
Examining committee member and department
Yasser Mohamed (Construction Engineering)
Department
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Specialization
Construction and Management Engineering
Date accepted
2017-02-03T14:12:58Z
Graduation date
2017-06:Spring 2017
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This thesis describes the implementation of a production line assessment framework to help shift off-site modular construction manufacturing (MCM) from a conventional construction approach toward true manufacturing. The framework, which integrates Lean manufacturing construction and value stream mapping (VSM) with a structure called “Production Line Breakdown Structure” (PBS), is developed to help analyze the current production line performance, identify existing issues, assess the proposed solution, and visualize the future implementation for modular construction manufacturing production lines. Throughout the process, conventional construction methodology, Lean manufacturing philosophy, and commonly used visualization tools are utilized in conjunction with the framework to promote the efficient cooperation between modular construction manufacturing and innovative thinking. Research is developed in collaboration with an industry partner, Kent Homes. It is presented as a case study to illustrate how the proposed framework can be deployed to effectively improve modular construction manufacturing processes.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R31J97M21
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This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private, scholarly or scientific research. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
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