Analysis of Waste of Cost Factors During Engineering Phase of EPC Project with Lean Thinking (Case Study: PT.XYZ)
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- EPC, engineering phase, waste, lean information
An engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company is challenged to compete in a cut-throat industry with many competitors and slim profit margin. Previous studies revealed that 70% of activities in a construction project are non-value adding which diminish productivity and profitability. As well as at PT. XYZ, the historical results showed that most of projects run by this company ended up in delay and cost overrun. Those previous studies had concluded that the most common factor that leads to project delay and cost overrun was poor design in engineering phase. This paper aims to identify the waste factors affecting cost during the engineering phase of EPC project at PT. XYZ. Lean information framework was utilized to identify and analyze the waste factors. Based on the extensive literature review, it was identified that there were 28 waste factors which can be classified into six groups of wastes. A questionnaire was designed and distributed to 48 participants to be filled out to investigate the dominant waste factors. The factor analysis, correlative test, descriptive and relative index analysis were then carried out. The results showed that the dominant waste factors are waiting for the needed documents, the long and far meetings, waiting for feedback information, waiting for the document approval, outdated information, and producing dummy document. The managerial implications are PT. XYZ should focus on efficient planning, streamlined information flow, pull-based planning activities, continuous improvement, and human resource development.
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TY - CONF AU - Esaputra Mangarul Rajagukguk AU - Muslim Efendi Harahap PY - 2021 DA - 2021/07/28 TI - Analysis of Waste of Cost Factors During Engineering Phase of EPC Project with Lean Thinking (Case Study: PT.XYZ) BT - Proceedings of the Business Innovation and Engineering Conference 2020 (BIEC 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 151 EP - 157 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210727.027 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210727.027 ID - Rajagukguk2021 ER -