A case study for integrating lean six-sigma and RFID applications in construction processes through simulation approach

Myung Jin Chae, Sungmin Yun, Seung Heon Han, Soon Wook Kwon

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Abstract

Various attempts have been made to apply Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) technologies to current construction operations and processes; however, RFID applications have still required considerable investments and efforts to be successfully applied in the real construction projects. This paper examines the RFID technology applied to construction projects. A simulation model is developed to quantitatively evaluate the possible productivity benefits of RFID in construction. The model is based on the case study of a real construction project where the critical points of economically feasible solution for RFID application can be searched variable depending on the costs of RFID tags and RFID readers The simulation model also compares performances to apply RFID applications before and after. The results of simulation showed that RFID technology is effective for enhancing the project performances improvement at the operation and process level by reducing cycle time, decreasing queuing time, and improving other benefits including reliability of construction operations compared to invested costs. The results, however, also indicated that RFID application needs for further analysis in view of assessing qualitative aspects as well as implementation obstacles, based on more broaden case studies. Copyright ASCE 2010.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2010
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress
Pages246-256
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sep 10
EventConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Banff, AB, Canada
Duration: 2010 May 82010 May 10

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice
CountryCanada
CityBanff, AB
Period10/5/810/5/10

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Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Six sigma
Costs
Productivity

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction

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Chae, M. J., Yun, S., Han, S. H., & Kwon, S. W. (2010). A case study for integrating lean six-sigma and RFID applications in construction processes through simulation approach. In Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress (pp. 246-256). (Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress). https://doi.org/10.1061/41109(373)25
Chae, Myung Jin ; Yun, Sungmin ; Han, Seung Heon ; Kwon, Soon Wook. / A case study for integrating lean six-sigma and RFID applications in construction processes through simulation approach. Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress. 2010. pp. 246-256 (Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress).
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Chae, MJ, Yun, S, Han, SH & Kwon, SW 2010, A case study for integrating lean six-sigma and RFID applications in construction processes through simulation approach. in Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress. Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress, pp. 246-256, Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice, Banff, AB, Canada, 10/5/8. https://doi.org/10.1061/41109(373)25

A case study for integrating lean six-sigma and RFID applications in construction processes through simulation approach. / Chae, Myung Jin; Yun, Sungmin; Han, Seung Heon; Kwon, Soon Wook.

Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress. 2010. p. 246-256 (Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress).

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Chae MJ, Yun S, Han SH, Kwon SW. A case study for integrating lean six-sigma and RFID applications in construction processes through simulation approach. In Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress. 2010. p. 246-256. (Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice - Proceedings of the 2010 Construction Research Congress). https://doi.org/10.1061/41109(373)25