Facts about the course

Study points:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Berit Irene Helgheim
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

LOG904-155 Lean Management (Autumn 2018)

About the course

The course address application of lean in project based production which is quite different to manufacturing when it comes to dynamic, uniqueness, work- and prosess flow. Both the design and production phases are covered, and procurement seen from the owner/client perspective.


Lecture 1: Establishing a common ground in understanding lean. Main stream literature and literature with a critical perspective. The quality movement and lean. The TFV-teory

Lecture 2: To understand and improve project based production. From traditional planning and control to Lean Construction/Last Planner System. Cases from the construction industry and oil and gas

Lecture 3: To understand commercial incentives and relationships between companies in project value chains. Risk and reward

Lecture 4: Lean in design and engineering management. Wicked problems; the Cynefin framework; reciprocal interdependencies, iterations, maturity levels, learning. Case study. Target value design (TVD). Chosing by advantage (CBA)

Lecture 4: Project delivery models (different types of procurement, contracts and distribution of risk) and the impact on collaboration and production.

The course is connected to the following study programs

Recommended requirements

Basic knowledge about lean and production logistics

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

Understand the difference between application of lean in manufacturing and project based production. Learn lean inspired methods for how to plan and control project based production based on examples from the construction industry and the oil and gas area. Learn and understand the importans of project delivery models related to collaboration and production in projects.

Forms of teaching and learning

Lectures, discussions and group work

All lectures and discussion seminars will run from 09.15 to 12.00.


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  • Form of assessment: Oral school assessment
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