The delivery of a project is most often planned and controlled using a schedule. Though common, this approach focuses on the demand side only. By this, we mean that the customer (owner, program manager, construction manager, etc.) sets forth what is needed from the network of service providers (designers, engineers, fabricators, contractors, etc.) to execute the scope of the project. However, this approach does not provide an effective means for understanding the supply side. To understand the supply side, the use of process flow diagrams is necessary.
To enable PPI members to effectively and efficiently map the various production systems associated with the delivery of a project, PPI has made the PPI Process Mapper available to members.
Author: Shady Georgy Production System Optimization Lead, Strategic Project Solutions, Inc., email@example.com
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