The Application of Lean Manufacturing in Off-site Construction

Solomon Adjei, Ali Hadi*, Franco Cheung, Anmar Dulaimi

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Previous reviews on the application of lean principles in off-site construction OSC do not offer literature landscape analysis. This study aims to fill this gap by providing a bibliometric analysis on the application of lean principles in OSC. Using VOSviewer, the data of 415 publications from Scopus database published in the last 15 years were analysed. The analysis focused on top publishing sources, leading countries, and key research patterns. The results showed that Automation in Construction, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management and Journal of Cleaner Production are the most significant journals publishing lean-OSC literature, with China being the leading country in terms of number of publications while Netherlands and Singapore have the highest citations per publication. Five themes of lean-OSC literature were identified, including production improvement, design modularisation and customisation, design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA), 4D Building Information Modelling (4D BIM), and design standardisation and integration. The analysis reveals that the economic implications of lean in OSC have received more attention than its social and environmental benefits. Future research could use a content analysis approach to explore more specific research themes in greater depth.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Application of Lean Manufacturing in Off-site Construction
Editorstemitope omotayo, temitope Egbelakin, Olabode Ogunmakinde, Adebayo Sojobi
PublisherTaylor & Francis
ISBN (Electronic)9781003372233
Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 7 Jun 2024


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