Procurement Work Packaging: Frequently Asked Questions
What is the role of the Procurement Manager within an AWP-driven Organization? The Procurement Manager will ensure that all of the procurement deliverables are
In accordance with the CII IR 272-2 v.3 “Design through Workface Execution” Vol. I, the Advanced Work Packaging (AWP) is “the overall process flow of all the detailed work packages (CWPs, EWPs, and IWPs). It is a planned, executable process that encompasses the work on a engineering, procurement and construction project….
The key word here is a flow (i.e. a workflow). Womack & Jones (1996) in their book “Lean Thinking” had applied the term flow while describing “lean thinking” principles for manufacturing industry where the value of all activities contained in production processes should be made to flow. The introduction of “Lean Thinking” into construction industry had been made by Lauri Koskela (“Application of the New Production Philosophy to Construction”, 1992). As a result of these efforts, a concept of “Lean Construction” based on integration of three schools of thoughts (Transformation, Flow and Value Generation, i.e. TFV Theory) has emerged where Construction Project shoul...