KTP Project Aim
To implement lean tools, methodologies and practices that add value to construction operations.
Seeking to reduce costs and increase performance in its construction operations, public works service provider Tayside Contracts sought help from the University of Dundee and associate Laura Dysart. Through a close working relationship, the KTP has succeeded in changing the mindset within the organisation, providing tangible commercial and operational benefits. The project has raised the profile of all partners, forging a strong continuing link between the university and Tayside Contracts. As testament to the project’s success, three local council customers and four major suppliers have embraced lean and continuous improvement approaches.
£2m reduction in costs • 16% increase in turnover • ERDF grant secured to spread lean thinking