For important key procurement and production processes, delays or difficulties in delivery of materials, products or equipment can result in very expensive costs and displeased clients. As the schedule and pricing of projects continue to become increasingly critical, it becomes clear that Expediting should be incorporated into the project planning at the onset to ensure compliance with the required delivery terms.
Expediting is one of the major activities contributing to the successful execution of major projects; it enables the site construction work to proceed as scheduled and helps to minimize delays and costly product deficiency issues. Expediting requires detailed and quantified analysis of causes and effects throughout the critical path of fabrication of a given piece of equipment, from ordering to delivery. This includes: order status; inventory of equipment in stock; design verifications; progress in manufacturing, testing, packing, shipment and delivery. QACA expeditors are on-site to monitor and follow-up on the progress of various critical path tasks. They provide visibility to, and assurance of, normal progress of fabrication. They also supply details clarifying that critical path tasks are being achieved in line with the forecasts as well as minimizing the risk of unexpected or undesirable delays which might impact project deadlines.
- Minimize unexpected or undesirable delays Minimize costly product deficiency issues Third Party inspection results ensure for independent, unbiased results.
- Fulfillment of contractual delivery terms
- Avoidance of contractual penalties related to delays
- Detection of potential delays
- Quick counter measures to avoid further delays
- Professional inspection by an independent third party
- Limitation of further problems
- Shorter duration for possible borrowed capital
- Recognition as a committed and reliable business partner
- Improved confidence on the market