Achieving Lean Fabrication Workflows with AVEVA
Because AVEVA understands the steel fabrication industry, AVEVA Bocad enables the Lean philosophy to be applied to the many practical processes and individual workflows involved.
How AVEVA Bocad supports the three key principles of the Lean philosophy:
Respect for people
This is empowerment, throughout the organisation and its supply chain, to be accountable for the work produced and to improve the efficiency of working practices. It requires the appropriate tools, both to perform a task and to be able to improve it. AVEVA Bocad provides many built-in functions for efficient working at every stage of the fabrication workflow, and powerful customisation tools for continually refining working methods.
Eliminating non value-adding activity
Waste takes many forms. AVEVA Bocad can dramatically reduce wasted effort in the design office, reduce material waste through best-in-class parts nesting functions, and eliminate rework through right-first-time steel fabrication and construction. Sharing design information with ERP systems enables optimum materials procurement and scheduling, minimum inventory and WIP, and optimum resource loading. Sharing steelwork design with 3D architectural or plant layout, or marine outfitting design, can dramatically reduce duplication of effort and eliminate sources of rework on multi-discipline projects.
Maximise value-adding efficiency
AVEVA Bocad can directly increase efficiency throughout the fabrication workflow. In Design and Detailing, the creation of a definitive 3D model is not only efficient, but enables efficiency in every dependent process. Fabrication and construction deliverables are generated directly from the 3D model, ensuring their accuracy, while the ability to edit design either in the 3D model or in the 2D drawing views provides more flexible ways of working. The ability to fine-tune production deliverables further increases efficiency in both fabrication and construction.