LBMS and LPS for Construction Planning

There are many synergies between Location-Based Management System, the horsepower behind Vico scheduling solutions, and the Last Planner System developed by the Lean Construction Institute.  


Both Location-Based Management System and Last Planner System espouse lean construction tenets like pull scheduling, eliminating waste, and de-risking construction schedules. LBMS is very quantitative and based on mathematical equations involving quantities, locations, crew sizes, and productivity rates. LPS is very social and collaborative, relying on teamwork and commitments.



This video snippet captures a quick summary of the two systems from Vico's Introduction to LBMS and LPS Webinar.  Please also check out the following links to continue diving deeper into the subject matter:

Web Page: What Is Location-Based Management System

Web Page: Why Change Current Construction Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling Practices?

Blog Post: Scheduling with Lean Principles (Part 1)
Blog Post: Scheduling with Lean Principles (Part 2)

Whitepaper: A Comparison of Tradition CPM to Location-Based Scheduling

Whitepaper: The Combination of Last Planner System and Location-Based Management System

Glossary: Sorting through the Acronyms of Construction Scheduling


We also offer a step-by-step guide to our 5D virtual construction workflow with video tutorials. These videos are just 2-5 minutes in length, but illustrate how to use a particular piece of functionality. You can access the video library index and view just what you need, or download the complete set of training videos. We have training videos for Estimators, Schedulers, Supers, and anyone who does CM Reporting.