The primary function of Last Planner System (LPS) is the collaborative planning process that involves Last Planners® for planning in greater detail as team gets closer to doing the work. This LPS was introduced for site planning based on the McKinsey's recommendation from the 2019 Lean Improvement programme.
Last Planner® System is an opposite way of thinking when compared to conventional ‘push scheduling’ principles, where the work that SHOULD be done is planned in weekly meetings emphasizing adherence to the master schedule milestones. In contrast, LPS incorporates ‘pull planning’ principles where only the work that CAN and WILL be done is considered and promised by Last Planners themselves.
LPS is applicable to Project, Operation, Engineering, Proposal and any planning that requires a high probability of meeting the objectives in a dynamic environment