BUSINESS PAPER 4: October 2012
Plant Design for Lean Construction
The wholesale incorporation of a Lean philosophy into the Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) company is not a small undertaking; all staff and systems need to share the same goals single-mindedly.
This business paper outlines what is required from the next generation of Plant Design products to make this step change, and outlines our insight on how to apply Lean principles to Plant Design.
The Lean philosophy is founded on three key principles
- Respect for people
- Eliminate non-value-add activities (remove wastage)
- Maximise the efficiency of value-add activities
The move to Lean is unquestionably a significant challenge, but one with huge benefits.
BUSINESS PAPER 3: August 2012
Let the Engineers Engineer
Plant design systems are a business critical tool for EPCs and need to play an important role by providing a platform for design efficiency and project agility.
Plant design solutions must be quick to deploy and easy to use, and must help to improve design productivity and quality. Time spent at the start of the project setting up software is the most expensive time to lose on the project – software needs to let the engineers engineer
In this paper, AVEVA outlines how the future of plant design will see greater levels of agility, productivity, efficiency and compliance for project execution.
BUSINESS PAPER 2: July 2012
New Era Design and Engineering
All industries are under pressure to improve efficiency and safeguard quality, and each industry finds different ways to reduce cost and improve output. The power and process plant industries continue to focus on organisation, project execution and planning improvements to improve efficiencies.
Ever larger and more complex projects are now made up of joint ventures employing far more diverse contractors across technical, cultural and contractual borders. Plant design tools are business critical applications for this engineering contractor community and, as such, a potential source of inefficiencies.
This paper looks at what is needed to maximise plant design efficiency; it addresses the market dynamic and how it drives unique behaviours in the project execution phase, and sets out to define the future of plant design efficiency.
BUSINESS PAPER 1: June 2012
Responding to a changing industry
The intensity of change across the plant industries is unprecedented, from the impact of economic challenges, to new market opportunities in resource extraction and production. Responding to change will require new approaches in the use of technology and resources, and more advanced project management capabilities.
This paper looks at how current innovations in plant design software are enabling owner operators and Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies to:
- Respond to market opportunities with new levels of efficiency and agility
- Reduce the costs of developing and modifying plant operations
- Reduce risk as capital project teams become larger and more dispersed