Technology has made every aspect of our daily lives substantially easier. Calendar notifications, reminders, news alerts, traffic forecasting- our devices can walk us through every step of every day.
Advancements in tracking have even enabled us to follow the movements of our purchases. From check out, to receipt, to delivery - we are updated at every stage.
So why can't your fabrication process have the same visibility?
Fabrication is an important and often overlooked step in the complete process. With better use of the available digital information, this step can influence both the engineering as well as the construction processes. By leveraging the available digital information efficiently, opportunities are created for those companies that adopt such a strategy to achieve major efficiency gains and gain complete transparency within the process. This knowledge will not only reduce handovers since it is based on continuous usage of already existing data, it also allows for efficient project management due to newly created insight of the actual status of the project and its data.
For Pipe Shops
As a pipe fabricator, how often do you receive a request for a quotation or a purchase order but are unable to provide an accurate delivery date because you don't know if you have the materials in stock? You may not have the visibility of the upcoming workshop activities to know when you are able to fabricate the spools. Hexagon's Digital Fabricator solution enables you to have full visibility of your fabrication status at every step, ensuring that you have accurate and achievable delivery dates.
For Steel Service Centers
The success of a steel service business usually relies on speed and accuracy of quotations and time to delivery. But how often are you able to deliver by your estimated date? Hexagon's Digital Fabricator solution integrates with 2D/3D design, schedule, material management, and the machines on the shop floor. This allows you to manage the complete steel service center production process, starting from the quotation calculation and continuing through work planning, part production, packaging and delivery until final invoicing.
For Ship Yards
Yards often struggle with integration across the different departments needed in the fabrication process. Are you spending too much time and energy on work preparation because your engineering design information and project schedules are being manually updated on spreadsheets or on physical documents? The Hexagon Digital Fabricator solution delivers an integrated solution on one platform. Engineering design and project schedules are directly imported to the solution that automatically creates work orders with proper capacity and resource planning for the shop floor. We provide design data agnostic import capabilities as well as integration with standard schedule and ERP systems.
* Read more in this eight-part series on outcome-based conversations, starting here.