LEAN THINKING AS A KEY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROCESS INNOVATION IN CONSTRUCTION

DOI: 10.18503/2309-7434-2020-1(15)-3-8

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DARIA KLOSOVA, Ing., Ph.D. student, Department of Technology, Economy and Management in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical university of Kosice, Slovak Republic

MARIA KOZLOVSKA, Professor, Ing. Ph.D., Head of the Department of Technology, Economy and Management in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical university of Kosice, Slovak Republic

Abstract: The topic of the research work is the analysis of the application of lean thinking for the development of process innovation in construction. The main aim of this study is to provide an overview of the scientific literature on lean construction. The article presents an analysis of drivers and barriers affecting the implementation of lean principles in the construction industry, as well as an overview of lean manufacturing technologies. The article provides examples of the application of lean technologies in the construction sector of different countries.

Key words: lean thinking, lean construction, process innovation, construction waste, lean manufacturing technology.

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