Case Study: Better Visibility
During the weekly coordination meeting, it was discovered that the small valves required for venting and draining the pipe installation during the hydro test were not ordered. The valve specification contained special trim for the process requirements which meant a 12-week delivery. The Procurement Team tried to mitigate delays by paying a premium to decrease delivery time, but the hydro test was still delayed. This also delayed the final QA/QC inspection sign-off. In addition to the additional procurement cost, 2 weeks were lost from the schedule
When following the AWP Best Practice, an IWP is completed 90 days prior to execution. The goal is to gain better visibility into the process of material status and installation.
This material issue would have been found and resolved during IWP development if software built specifically to provide better visibility had been used. Also, there are 60-day and 30-day (prior to execution) status reviews to ensure that any constraints discovered during IWP development have been mitigated.
An IWP cannot be executed until all constraints have been removed, ensuring that the issue above is identified and addressed without causing the further issue. O3’s Reporting & Analytics component helps measure and monitor IWP completion and ultimately provides better visibility of material availability by work package.
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