April 2001

Special Report: Project and Plant Management

Project management system for a concurrent engineering framework

Case study of a project in India demonstrates how a planning structure was applied to complete the job on a fast track

Dey, P. K., University of The West Indies, Cave Hill Campus

Completing projects faster than normal is always a challenge as it often demands many paradigm shifts. Globalization opportunities and competition from private sectors and multinationals are forcing the management of public sector organizations in India's petroleum industry to take various aggressive strategies to maintain profitability. These projects are required to be completed sooner than with a typical schedule to remain competitive, get faster return on investment and give longer project life. However, using conventional project management tools and techniques, it is impossible to handle such a problem. Here's a proposal for using a concurrent engineering (CE) concept in

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