- Budgeting & Calculating
- Engineering & Procurement
- Purchase & Planning
- Production & Outsourcing
- Maintenance & Services
THE ROLE OF ENGINEERING IN MANUFACTURING PROJECTS
Project driven companies typically have a large engineering department closely integrated in the project chain. They have a double responsibility: first they are responsible for creating drawings and parts lists, second they are a critical factor in the project lead-time, which consumes time and resources. As a consequence, engineering has a strong impact on product quality, project duration and project margin.
This contrasts with standard product manufacturers where engineering is decoupled from the production process. Engineering, or better product development, creates new standard products. After approval, the bill of material will be transferred to the ERP-system. Because of the significant role of engineering in the project driven industry, it becomes obvious that the engineering function needs to be fully integrated in Project Industry Software. If it is not integral, project steering, synchronised material procurement and project margin control becomes a ‘Mission Impossible’.