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Title: The application of JIT philosophy to construction: A case study in site layout
Authors: Pheng, L.S. 
Hui, M.S.
Keywords: Construction management
Site layout
Issue Date: 1999
Citation: Pheng, L.S.,Hui, M.S. (1999). The application of JIT philosophy to construction: A case study in site layout. Construction Management and Economics 17 (5) : 657-668. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The just-in-time QIT) philosophy has been used in the manufacturing industry for some forty to fifty years. This system increased not only the productivity of the industry but also the quality of its products. Explorative studies have been completed in recent years to see how JIT can be applied into the construction industry to reap the benefits of the system. Most of these studies have concluded that it is possible to apply the techniques of JIT in the construction industry with some modifications. Taking into consideration that one of the key components of site management is concerned with waste management (i.e. bringing wastage down to the minimum), this study focuses on applying JIT for site layout to improve productivity and quality. By eliminating waste on site, controlling the movement of inventory coming into the site and within the site, and controlling the usage of mechanized plant and equipment, smooth work flow can be achieved. © 1999 Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Source Title: Construction Management and Economics
ISSN: 01446193
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