Original Date: 05/23/1994
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Integrated Planning and Implementation Process
Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Keyport, faced with the challenge of integrating the Manufacturing Planning information into one user-friendly system with real-time capabilities, prepared a master plan for implementation of Integrated Planning and Implementation Process (IP&IP). This system had to meet the changing requirements of the Department of Defense environment.
The objective of the IP&IP was to develop status reports for projects in a timely manner using existing systems. The need to have real-time data, planning requirements, loading and level loading were part of the driving forces behind this system integration. Management required real-time information on project status, including earned progress and expenditures for a specific program. For the Mk 50 program, data integration was taken one step further and the master plan was also linked to the automated timekeeping system to provide the status reporting management required.
As a result of this integrated information approach, Keyport has been able to create a database that is being used for preparing quotes. Planners and estimators can go into the database and highlight processes as they develop the estimate, using historical cost and schedule data, eliminating much of the guess work. The other benefit that this type of system offers its users is real-time information, proving the capability to perform forward projections that are used by management in the decision making process.
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