Status Quo vs Digital Supply Chain: Part 4 of 5
PART FOUR: WORKFACE PLANNING & ALLOCATION MANAGEMENT
Using Excel to handle workface planning and allocation management puts another set of obstacles in the way of identifying requirements, prioritizing scopes of work, and effectively communicating. Projects are unable to track progress as scopes of work move through commencement, revisions, and completion. Instead, updates are made retroactively, thereby inhibiting proactive decision making. Multiple spreadsheets, each with their own variances, create unnecessary confusion as scopes of work become more dynamic and require rapid response times.
Digital Supply Chain
When managing workforce planning and allocations digitally, pipe fabrication requirements are broken down to provide full visibility at the isometric drawing level. Demand and availability are displayed clearly for planning and delivery purposes.
Digitally matching and connecting DWG bill of materials with issued for construction P&ID requirements in advance provides the ability to manage, track, and plan by discrete scopes of work. Having centralized digital and physical alignment between purchased, received, and prioritized scopes of work enhances effective coordination while eliminating time spent sourcing accurate information.
Breaking out pipe fabrication work packages by shop work orders seamlessly connects the centralized warehouse to shop demand. Identifying required-at-site (RAS) dates allows coordination to prepare materials by scope of work to be packed and delivered in advance.
Once pipe fabrication completes, you can track and trace spools, as required, for mod yard or field activities. Defining scopes of work by location allows you to push or pull available materials, as necessary, based on construction demand.
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