Articles tagged with: Manufacturing

Integrated Daily Cost Control - Discoverer -> P6, PCM

Integration allows PMs to manage 20 projects at once

Integrated Daily Cost Control - Discoverer -> P6, PCM

PMs get on top of projects with daily integrated system

Written by Nicole Jardin

Client Overview

Calgary pre-fab manufacturer with international projects needed integration to accounting and purchasing system to get control over client commitments and internal and external spending for hundreds of simultaneous projects.

Challenges

  • Tracking costs to date on hundreds of projects manually was too time consuming

  • Client forecasting was taking too long and overruns were being missed

  • Senior management was not getting the reporting done in a timely manner

Results

  • Integrated daily costs from Discoverer into P6 and PCM Contract Management

  • Updated the external contract and PO costs into expenses

  • Integrated the internal detailed resource costs into resources and forecasted onto the budget resource

  • P6-Calculator did all the cost rollups and comparisons to the budget

  • P6-Calculator flagged integration errors, mismatches, and potential incorrect charges for the PM

  • BI Reporting was developed for cost to date, forecasting, earned value, CPI, SPI and changes to-date

Fabrication Program Management

Large Pre-Fab Manufacturer uses P6-Loader to get control over their planning, scheduling and cost controls.

Fabrication Program Management

competing priorities resolved

Written by Nicole Jardin

Client Overview

Calgary pre-fab manufacturer with international projects needed to get better control over the planning, scheduling and cost controls of several hundred projects on the go at once for wide ranging clients.

Challenges

  • Fabrication team was swamped and priorities were unclear

  • Change orders were impacting priorities

  • Needed a common approach to planning 250 projects on the go

Results

  • Used the P6-Loader to develop P6 Structures - EPS/OBS/Cost Accounts

  • Fully templated program

  • Cost Loading Changes with Overhead, Profit tracking

  • Daily Costing Reporting