POSTPONED-Takt Planning for Construction: How to Improve Workflow and Make the Most of Your Investment in the Last Planner System® (Michigan CoP)

April 16, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm (under construction)
April 16, 2020 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm, Eastern Time Zone
GM Factory One
303 W. Water Street
Michigan CoP

The Michigan LCI Community of Practice (CoP) is pleased to offer this unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of takt planning and how to apply them to construction. Through hands-on activities and in-depth discussion, participants will learn how to improve in-sequence work, balance the resources, and improve flow, which are the foundation of proper implementation of the Last Planner System® of Production Control. 

Takt is a German word and stands for beat or time. Takt Planning (TP) is a work structuring method applied during Phase Planning. It enhances the Last Planner System® (LPS) implementation through the creation of clear production execution strategies that not only improve resource and material flow at the job site but also improves the overall stability of the supply chain and leads to better decision making during design. TP reduces variability by setting a predictable production rate for standard activities across right-sized geographic work areas (smaller and repeatable batches). 

TP has been implemented successfully in a variety of project types including healthcare, automotive, residential, commercial, and pharmaceutical. If you are implementing the LPS on your projects, this is an opportunity to sharpen your skills and understanding of production control and workflow management techniques. 

The event is hosted at GM Factory One, the original GM factory built in 1886 which is another reason to attend and experience this amazing space. 

The LCI Michigan CoP is grateful to the vPlanner team for volunteering their time to facilitate this event and to allow us to offer it at a reduced rate.

 Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of Takt Planning.
  • Learn how to create Takt Plans and improve the flow of work.
  • Understand how Takt Planning can be implemented within the larger context of the LPS.
  • Gain an understanding of when to best apply Takt Planning


Samir Emdanat - Director of Management Services, vPlanner Samir earned a Master of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture with distinction from the University of Michigan, along with a Bachelor of Science in architecture from the Jordan University of Science and Technology. He also holds a Lean for Healthcare Operations Certificate from the University of Michigan. 

Matthew Jogan - Project Director, vPlanner  Matthew holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. He is also an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). A frequent speaker on the topics of integrated project delivery, lean principles, and virtual design and construction, Matthew has presented at a variety of forums, including the Lean Construction Institute Congress, BIMForum, and the AIA state conventions in New York and Ohio.

Breakfast & Lunch included