November 2021

Engineering and Construction

Materials management: Data-centric execution to enhance organizational productivity—Part 2

In Part 1, the broad concept of materials management was discussed, along with materials management as an investment and attitude.

Wyss, S., Bechtel Corp.

In Part 1, the broad concept of materials management was discussed, along with materials management as an investment and attitude. Part 1 also provided several examples that communicate the hidden costs of poor materials management execution. Part 2 will show how data-centric execution, with object-oriented focus and exposure to a common data environment (CDE), fosters elevation out of detrimental siloed document-centric execution; how collaboration among all transactional parties via a CDE—not just engineering, procurement, construction and project controls, but also suppliers, service providers and the owner/client—can facilitate efficient project execution; and several areas where a forwa

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