Jacobs: Lean Initiative

Covid-19 continues to have a dramatic impact on the way we work in our industry. Unsurprisingly, it has also had an effect on how Lean thinking and practices are being deployed on Jacobs’ projects worldwide. This case study – which is anonymised for confidentiality reasons – shares some of the approaches and solutions that Jacobs is using to minimise disruption to the deployment of Lean thinking and tools on our projects, whilst also continuing to optimise their benefits. It is worth noting that while Covid-19 has caused disruption, there have been some positive aspects, primarily with the shift towards remote working accelerating the integration of digital tools and ways of working.