Lean thinking helps ECC to slash waste costs by 60%

December 06, 2018

undefinedEngineering Contracting Company LLC (ECC) has chopped waste costs by up to 60% on its projects following the introduction of a BIM department earlier this year.

As a result of introducing lean principles across its business, the company was one of the first to be awarded the ‘Lean Principles Awareness and Applications’ certification by the Lean Gulf Institute.

Kareem Farah, CEO of ECC said: “Lean Principles help identify which inefficient processes are hindering project delivery and creating needless waste. On average, waste accounts for 57% of a construction crew’s time, which heavily affects delivery and budgets.

“Companies in the market are generally not as efficient as they once were. We are investigating new methods to improve our own processes to provide a significant advantage.”

By concentrating on process improvement rather than cost reduction, ECC says the change has resulted in increasing value to clients and reduction of non-value-added costs and waste.

Farah added: “Lean Principles facilitate organizational growth through innovation rather than simply by increasing market share. In the region, projects are often not delivered on time or within budget.

“Lean Principles enable us to deliver cost-effective solutions for our stakeholders by ensuring these requirements are met. Lean thinking will make a significant contribution towards achieving our goal of providing the best quality developments in the market.”


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