Implementing lean production in copper mining development projects: Case study

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dc.contributor.author Castillo, G en
dc.contributor.author Alarcón, LF en
dc.contributor.author González, VA en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-18T00:05:39Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 2015, 141 (1) en
dc.identifier.issn 0733-9364 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/25935 en
dc.description.abstract Lean production is a management philosophy that creates competitive advantages and provides important savings opportunities for companies and organizations. However, there is limited evidence showing to what extent lean production can improve productivity and organizational performance in the mining industry. Mining is a critical industry in Chile, so to understand the impact of lean production, this research provides details regarding the implementation of lean production methodologies in three underground mining development projects belonging to a Chilean mining company. In all of the case studies reviewed, the implementation of lean methodologies generated performance improvements in related projects and construction organizations, with statistically significant improvements in workflow, actual production capacity, operational reliability, productivity, time utilization, and organizational performance. The main findings of this study suggest that the incorporation of lean methodologies has significant potential to improve the performance of mining operations, which is critical given the current and future challenges in the mining sector. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher American Society of Civil Engineers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Construction Engineering and Management en
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dc.title Implementing lean production in copper mining development projects: Case study en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000917 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.volume 141 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: American Society of Civil Engineers en
pubs.author-url http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000917 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 460316 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Civil and Environmental Eng en
dc.identifier.eissn 1943-7862 en
pubs.number 05014013 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-06-18 en


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