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Benefits – at a glance

The following are benefits which have already been experienced on many of the projects used as source material for the Toolkit:
Improved product
Focus on sustainability
Added value
Fulfilling environment
Greater predictability
Learning culture

Improved product

  • Outcomes which better meet the original and evolving needs.
  • Fewer defects in delivery and future operation.
  • Earlier delivery and improved transition to operation.
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction.
  • Quicker concept to completion cycles through improved engagement with supplier.
  • Improved defect remediation.
  • More effective decision-making facilitated through openly sharing issues, ideas and information.

Added value

  • More appropriate selection in quality and specification to meet the anticipated life span.
  • Better balance of capital and revenue investment deployment.
  • Lower life-cycle cost of ownership.
  • Appropriate flexibility and adaptability to suite anticipated futures.
  • Reduced cost of transactions.
  • Opportunities to benefit from economies of scale and recovery of unnecessary tender costs.
  • More realistic risk profiles.
  • Reduced project insurance costs and simpler recovery processes and guarantees.

Greater predictability

  • Seamless planning and implementation.
  • Clarity of programme progress.
  • Minimised risks of misunderstandings.
  • Avoidance of delays and overspends.
  • Improved component and material delivery through better scheduling and inventory management.
  • An open and honest environment capable of eliminating unpleasant surprises.
  • More certainty in cashflows and less credit needs.

Focus on sustainability

  • Minimised consumption and wastage.
  • Increased profitability for all.
  • More appropriate selection to suit life-cycle.
  • Improved focus on medium/long-term performance, benefits, research and development.
  • More prefabrication, off-site production and modular solutions.
  • More efficient material utilisation.
  • Reduced dependency on scarce skills by designing out or prefabricating specialist interfaces.
  • Documented track record for repeat/strategic appointments in lieu of tendering.
  • Greater financial stability and reduced reliance on working capital.

Fulfilling environment

  • Safer, more respectful and supportive climate.
  • Opportunity to be consulted and involved in decisions.
  • Clarity on levels of empowerment and authority to act.
  • Culture of mutual enjoyment and success.
  • Minimised focus on litigation, freeing individuals and companies to focus on performance.
  • Continuity of employment and the opportunity to build long-term relationship based on mutual trust.

Learning culture

  • Encouraging questioning and challenging to improve understanding.
  • Opportunity to offer alternatives and to innovate.
  • Freedom for personal growth and accountability.
  • Continuously improving processes, methods and outcomes.
  • Design solutions which are easier to manufacture and construct.
  • More focused and efficient research and development with reducing development timescales.
  • Opportunity to learn from own and others’ mistakes.
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