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Paper w78-1998-32:
The utilization of product model data in production and procurement planning

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Oinas M

The utilization of product model data in production and procurement planning

Abstract: A new way to perform quantity take offs in building construction has been introduced in a form of value engineering concept. Value engineering tools allow the user to model the building three dimensionally using CAD (Computer Aided Design) -interface and an expert system. Nowadays this product model information is used for cost estimation purposes only. This highly detailed and structurized information could be used in production and procurement planning too. Product model information is enhanced with production information by allocating methods and resources to appropriate construction activities. These activities will then be scheduled in the scheduling application. Importing this activity timing data back to our production planning system we can conclude the needs for the resources: what, how much, when and where they are needed. This paper presents an effective procedure to utilize highly detailed product model information for production and procurement planning purposes. Data warehouse concept is also introduced for analysing the procurement data for management purposes.



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Series: w78:1998 (browse)
Cluster: papers of the same cluster (result of machine made clusters)
Class: class.synthesis (0.053255) class.analysis (0.020591) class.man-software (0.020464)
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Permission to reproduce these papers has been graciously provided by Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. The assistance of the editors, Prof. Bo-Christer Björk and Dr. Adina Jägbeck, is gratefully appreciated.


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