Oracle Unveils Latest Innovations in Oracle Prime Projects Cloud Service
Posted on Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Oracle Lean Scheduling Solution
Complete Coordination and Command:
Uniting Lean and CPM for Exceptional Project Outcomes
Oracle Lean Scheduling Solution is the first and only offering that unites Lean and Critical Path Method (CPM) approaches to achieve exceptional project and business outcomes. The
Stronger Together: Lean and CPM
Stakeholders in the construction and engineering ecosystem grapple with unprecedented requirements — ranging from demands for faster builds and higher penalties for missed deadlines to a growing shortage of skilled trade resources, which drives up costs, erodes margins, and slows progress to a crawl.
Firms are increasingly looking to Lean Construction to help them more consistently deliver projects on time and on budget. Tools have been scarce and typically automate or support only portions of the Lean methodology. As important, they do not connect to the broader enterprise — reinforcing the division between the two fundamental construction project management approaches: Critical Path Method (CPM) and Lean Construction.
Oracle Lean Scheduling Solution addresses both of these challenges with a single, complete
Integrated Lean and CPM Scheduling
Oracle Lean Scheduling Solution is an integrated platform for CPM and Lean that empowers stakeholders to resolve lingering coordination, commitment, and community challenges and harness the combined power of Lean Construction and CPM.
With the solution, construction and engineering enterprises can:
∙Reduce the need for larger, complex master schedules that were never intended to
∙Place the right coordination tool in the hands of the right stakeholder to eliminate costly
∙Drive performance down to the job site based on commitments of field disciplines
“This is a very exciting solution to model scenarios where we want the very detailed planning we get from Last Planner but also want to be able to see the overall critical path.�?
VICE PRESIDENT, PROJECT PLANNING, SKANSKA USA BUILDING INC.
F O U N D A T I O N F O R L E A N S U C C E S S
•Coordination: Precise alignment between trades and tasks to be completed, as well as the materials and resources required
•Commitment: Establishing realistic task deadlines and meeting those commitments consistently
•Community: Cooperation, collaboration, and communication between and among stakeholders in front office, back office and job site
∙Align stakeholder incentives with shared knowledge and common goals to drive community engagement and successful business outcomes
∙Allow the field to work the way they want while providing the enterprise visibility that the home office requires
An Integrated Platform for Complete Coordination and Command
To effectively blend Lean and CPM methodologies and realize the benefits of both, Oracle Lean Scheduling Solution provides a single, unified platform for engineering and construction projects, programs, and enterprises. It automates processes and integrates project data from the back office, front office, and field to enable complete coordination and command of even the most complex construction projects.
The solution unites scope, cost, and scheduling in a single platform, enabling unprecedented visibility from the
The solution delivers an integrated environment to effectively:
»Define Work Breakdown Structure (WBS):
»Map activities, durations, and relationships: Users map logical relationships between activities in the CPM network to determine critical path and project completion date. The solution automates activity sequencing and relationships and connects activities between WBS elements to reflect transitions between phases
»Create activity plans: The digital planning
»Make commitments: The planning board provides an automated environment for committing to due dates, tagging completed tasks, and recommitting to those not completed. It encompasses planned, committed, completed, and overdue tasks, as well as reference activities
»Monitor Performance: Intuitive analytics enable users to monitor Planned Percent Complete (PPC) and assign reasons for missed commitments per Lean Construction Institute best practices. Task alerts also notify the CPM network in
O R A C L E B R I E F
K E Y B U S I N E S S B E N E F I T S
•Unites Lean and CPM approaches to achieve exceptional project and business outcomes
•Automates and simplifies Lean to optimize its impact
•Enables complete coordination and project command for more successful and profitable projects
•Allows the field to work the way they want while providing enterprise visibility for the home office
K E Y F E A T U R E S
•Scope, cost, and schedule solutions integrated under a single platform
•P6 and task management fully integrated
•Personalization that avoids information overload
•Ability to update project status online or offline via iPad and iPhone apps
•Adaptable task sequences focus on short interval timelines that inform the master schedule for a complete view of performance
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