The Last Planner® System is a production planning system designed to produce predictable work flow and rapid learning in programming, design, construction and commissioning of projects

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The Last Planner® System is an alternative method of Project Planning to the CPM.

It is a collaborative approach to planning, where each contractor is involved in developing the plan and is accountable to the commitments agreed within the plan.
It involves identifying, in advance, what can prevent work flowing and then managing the constraint before they occur.

Should do

Master Schedule

Set Milestones & Key Dates

Phase Planning

Collaborative Pull Planning

Can Do

Look Ahead Plan

Constraint Identification & Removal

Will Do

Weekly Work Plan

Workweek Day By Day


Team Review

Measure PPC

Continuous Improvement

Root Cause Variance to Plan

Benefits Include

  • Reducing Accident Rates by up to 70%
  • Reducing Cost below Budget up to 30%
  • Increasing Schedule Adherence to greater than 85%
  • Real Time Measure of Project Performance
  • Encouraging True Collaboration to deliver Customer Value and Profitability

We offer a unique blend of Last Planner® System Training and Mentoring with the following highly interactive and engaging Training Programs

Last Planner® System (LPS) Training:  This 1-day program introduces the trainee to the LPS and the tools within the five phases of the LPS.

Last Planner® System (LPS) with Problem-Solving Training: This 2-day program includes the LPS with day 2 focused on the “Improving and Learning Phase” using A3 Problem Solving. The program enables a culture of continuous improvement and systematic problem-solving.


Crystal Lean Solutions have received the Mark of Commendation from LCI and are approved Enterprise Ireland and IDA Consultants.

To find out more about our flexible training program and funding available to you, contact us today.

For Information on our Lean Construction Training Contact Us Today +353 (0)87 6226899


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