Precast Consulting Service
Finance, Marketing &
We provide for the complete Project
Management process including:
5. Production scheduling
A complete production schedule by piecemark
is a requirement. This sets the pace for shop drawing production
and the delivery of cast-in items. Production scheduling by Lean
principles usually results in a schedule that roughly mirrors the erection
schedule Thus a complete erection schedule is required to set the
production schedule and the yard storage plan. All too often, delays
in approvals result in big batch production of the piecemark with the largest
number of pieces. That typically results in extra costs for excess
inventory and yard handling.
A partial list of other considerations:
Production Kick-off We
think it is essential for key production, QC, and design personnel
review the job a week before the start of production to insure the requirements
of the job are understood by all.
Bed Space Bed space
is scheduled by product type. Project management must stay aware
of changes in other jobs that will affect the bed space schedule.
Materials Early order
materials are typically just-in-time require ongoing monitoring.
Other materials need a check one week prior to production.
Bill of materials Responsibility
must be clarified to take off and compile the complete bill of materials.
Shop Cards We
find it is best if production can get the shop cards three working days
prior to the production date of the piece.
First Pour QC What's
best is a QC and Engineering review in great detail the first production
piece of each product. This avoids the common problem of repetitive
Storage Plan Prior
to the inception of production is the right time to develop the yard storage
plan so that the pieces can easily be shipped.
for the Precast Industry