Lean Operating System

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Linbeck's Lean Operating System (Lean) is an enterprise-­wide, integrated operating system based on eliminating waste on the jobsite, streamlining processes, and constantly finding ways to improve our construction operations. As a founding member of the Lean Construction Institute, we are passionate about implementing Lean principles so we can boost productivity, promote jobsite safety, improve schedule reliability, and build cost-effectively.
The core elements of Linbeck's Lean Operating System include proactive problem solving, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Each of these is advanced through our implementation of the following tools and technologies:
  • Target Costing
  • Value Streams
  • A3 Planning Template
  • Real­-Time Metrics
  • Last Planner System
  • 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain)
  • Work Structuring
  • Set-­Based Design
  • Visual Systems through use of Lean Boards
  • WOW Videos to eliminate waste