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May 13, 2021

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Does your master schedule align with your execution plan?

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The job site is an orchestra of labor, equipment and material driving towards a predetermined end state. Do things always go as expected? Absolutely not. How much does an hour of delay cost the job and eat into the bottom line?  What is the root cause of things inevitably not going as planned?

It’s simple: somewhere along the line, information was mishandled either by you or someone else on the team.

Outlined during pre-construction, the external master schedule is meant to provide a view of the path to completion for a project before the actual work begins. It sets the course for everything from time, sequence, cost, labor management, materials, quality and even health and safety risk points on the job site.

In the absence of an integrated solution, teams resort to inefficient workarounds. Superintendents and field staff who are not trained how to use the most widely deployed master schedule software platforms, such as P6, will spend hours manually attempting to connect the external schedule with information written on trailer walls and sticky notes using loose paper forms or spreadsheets. This leads to a higher probability of human error, poor communication between field and office and missing job site information created by the realities of daily re-planning on-site.

The more troubling result for owners and general contractors: unnecessary delays, cost overruns, poor job site flow and stacking of trades, misaligned expectations and less safe work environments.

Recently the industry has begun to take steps to solve this problem by adopting basic digital production/pull planning tools. Many, including those that primarily target “lean” oriented teams, can be difficult for the trades to adopt, are not easily accessible in a remote setting and lack reporting and analytics that satisfy the real need of connecting data created daily on the job site to the higher level of project controls in the master schedule.

In the absence of an integrated solution, teams resort to inefficient workarounds. Superintendents and field staff who are not trained how to use the most widely deployed master schedule software platforms will spend hours manually attempting to connect the external schedule with information written on portal cabin walls and sticky notes using loose paper forms or spreadsheets. This leads to a higher probability of human error, poor communication between field and office and missing job site information created by the realities of daily re-planning on-site.

The more troubling result for owners and general contractors: unnecessary delays, cost overruns, poor job site flow and stacking of trades, misaligned expectations and less safe work environments.

Recently the industry has begun to take steps to solve this problem by adopting basic digital production/pull planning tools. Many, including those that primarily target “lean” oriented teams, can be difficult for the trades to adopt, are not easily accessible in a remote setting and lack reporting and analytics that satisfy the real need of connecting data created daily on the job site to the higher level of project controls in the master schedule.

With critical project updates now connected in real-time with the master schedule, everyone understands where the project is in relation to the big picture.

Digital Transformation? It works………..

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