Todd Zabelle

Todd Zabelle
Project Production Institute · Advisory Board

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
January 2014 - present
Project Production Institute
Position
  • Consultant
January 2014 - October 2014
Independent Researcher
Independent Researcher
Position
  • Consultant

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Project management can be viewed as having developed over 3 distinct time frames, or Eras, in response to the evolving nature and needs of projects over time. Viewing project management through the framework of the 3 Eras provides a number of useful insights described in this article. Conventional project management, as codified by the Project Mana...
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Fabrication is a vital part of the extended production system for a construction project. As shop fabrication is a type of manufacturing and 'lean thinking' arose in manufacturing, use of lean concepts and techniques in the management of fabrication processes would seem to be a natural and beneficial application. Fabrication can be divided into pre...
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Guidelines are proposed for the design of production systems, which are understood to involve both designing and making products. Production system design serves the three goals of production systems: do the job, maximize value, and minimize waste. For each of the latter two, ends-means hierarchies are proposed that progressively answer the questio...
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A database program called WorkPlan has been created to systematically develop weekly work plans. Such work plans are used by crew foremen in scheduling work packages and allocating available labor and equipment resources. WorkPlan adopts the Last Planner methodology, which implements several lean construction techniques. A week prior to conducting...
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A database program called WorkPlan has been created to systematically develop weekly work plans. Such work plans are used by crew foremen in scheduling work packages and allocating available labor and equipment resources. WorkPlan adopts the Last Planner methodology, which implements several lean con-struction techniques. A week prior to conducting...
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A database program called WorkPlan has been created to systematically develop weekly work plans. WorkPlan adopts the Last Planner methodology, which implements several lean construction techniques. A week prior to conducting work, WorkPlan guides the user step by step through the process of spelling out work packages, identifying constraints, check...
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Guidelines are proposed for the design of production systems, which are understood to involve both designing and making products. Production system design serves the three goals of production systems: do the job, maximize value, and minimize waste. For each of the latter two, ends-means hierarchies are proposed that progressively answer the questio...
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Time-space conflicts are one of the major causes of productivity losses at construction sites, and they are preventable and manageable if identified prior to construction. Current industry practice and project management tools and techniques do not support proactive time-space conflict management. Our research focuses on formalizing and automating...
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Implementing lean means an organization (project or enterprise) transforms itself from a current state to a future state vision that incorporates a lean ideal. This paper proposes a strategy for organizations to increase the likelihood of success when going through a lean transformation. This approach considers construction projects as the basis fo...
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Introduction The superiority of pull-based production systems over traditional batch and queue (mass) is evident and resulting in the transformation of several industries. In White Paper-1 we presented the benefits of pull-based production for AEC projects. In that paper we proposed that in order to use pull-based systems on AEC projects, a window...

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Application of operations management, operations research, queueing theory techniques to improved execution and delivery of major capital projects such as in oil & gas and in civil infrastructure