2018 HIGHLIGHTS

2018 HIGHLIGHTS

The 6th Annual Jovix Executive Forum was hosted at The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center in The Woodlands, Texas. Atlas RFID Solutions hosted leaders from the worlds of construction and technology over three days with conversation focused on materials management and how innovation can address the industry’s greatest pain points.

With a focus on Digital Transformation Today, the leadership of Atlas RFID Solutions laid out their plan to be the best in the world at providing real-time, geo-contextual, and relational visibility – regarding construction materials – from fabrication to installation.

The Jovix World View:

  1. It’s all about information.
  2. Proactive is better than reactive.
  3. Innovation should not be an incriminating act.
  4. A partnership approach with free information exchange is essential to overcoming challenges in a complex ecosystem.
  5. Leaders lead. Followers follow.

Our Purpose:

Reducing the time waiting on materials to ZERO.

Challenged as an Industry

98% of projects over $1 billion exhibit COST OVERRUNS of 80%.*

65% of large-scale industrial projects FAIL to meet business objectives.**

73% of mega-projects experience SCHEDULE OVERRUNS.***

57% of resources are WASTED in construction (compared to 26% in manufacturing)****

*Brenden Bechtel, CII Annual Conference 2016
**Merrow, 2011 ***Ernst & Young, 2014 ****CII, 2004

INDUSTRY  |  INNOVATION  |  PRODUCT NEWS  |  TRAINING  |  NETWORKING

INDUSTRY  |  INNOVATION PRODUCT NEWS  |  TRAINING NETWORKING

David J. Wilson

BECHTEL
Chief Innovation Officer

Better Than Paper

  • Organizations must invest in Innovation Exploration. Equip and incentivize Project Managers to try new technology in an environment when it is okay to fail small and then iterate on what works.
  • Technology designs must be done with User-Based Design. Engage the end users and encourage their participation, as many of the best ideas come from the men and women in the field who are living the pain.

Only 4 Paths Forward for Innovation

  1. Shape it.
  2. Create it.
  3. Be shaped by it.
  4. Get left behind.

Action Items

  1. Leverage trends.
  2. Become data-centric.
  3. Focus on the user.
  4. Invest in exploration.

Thomas Hatley

FLUOR
Global Program Manager & Subject Matter Expert – RFID

Supplier-Initiated Digitization

Adequate visibility decreases the further upstream a node is from the workplace. Only 52% of Tier 1 Suppliers and 38% of Tier 2 Suppliers cited adequate visibility.

 

Best Practices:

  • Early alignment with Suppliers and active encouragement of Suppliers to own upstream
  • Coordination with Senior Expediter(s) and Logistics via list of Expediters/Buyers linked to their respective Suppliers
  • Well-formatted, detailed electronic packing list (not a PDF)
  • Consistent data and structure across Suppliers
  • Approval process for shipping tags to Suppliers
  • Final approval of packing list before importing to Jovix or other system

Jovix Insights

Smart Data: Data that’s been cleansed, filtered, and prepared for content

Emergence of digital collaborations and mobility:

  • Capturing more and more data
  • Real-time sharing capability
  • Normalized results

Results:

  • On-demand access to consumable information
  • Ability to drill down to actionable information
  • Predictive analytical capability

 

Focus on KPIs, Target & Trend:

  • Current status vs. target
  • Trend line over time
  • Drill down and drill through

José Luis Blanco

McKINSEY & CO.
Partner

Exploring the Construction Technology Landscape

  • Construction constitutes 13% of global GDP, but productivity remains drastically low, costing the global economy $1.6 trillion per year.
  • Technology is the most promising lever for productivity improvement, and McKinsey & Co. has mapped three clusters of innovation:
    1. On-Site Execution
    2. Back Office & Adjacencies
    3. Digital Collaboration
  • Investment in the construction technology space has doubled in the past decade with construction remaining the most active phase.
  • Construction has a long way to go in level of digitization, R&D investment, and I.T. spending.
  • Enablers for successful delivery of digital in construction:
    1. Strong Data Foundation
    2. Building Core Capabilities
    3. Supportive Contract Strategies

Dr. Burcin Kaplanoglu

ORACLE CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING
Senior Director, Industry Strategy & Innovation

What Will the Worksite Look Like in 2030?

  • Connectivity will be ubiquitous, and data transfer speeds will be much faster. This will allow project teams to access project data from anywhere and at any time.
  • All construction assets (materials, equipment, people, tools) will be connected to each other via sensor technology and ubiquitous data access.
  • Oracle is focused on bringing together best-of-breed technology partners – as is demonstrated today at the Oracle Innovation Lab – to provide customers with holistic solutions across the construction technology landscape.

Oracle’s Innovation Lab in Deerfield, IL. Read more about it here.

Driving Cultural Change: A Military Leadership Panel

Damien Mason

SOCOM
Colonel

Anthony New

25th INFANTRY
Colonel

Tobin Magsig

82nd AIRBORNE
Colonel

Technology adoption requires Change Leadership more than Change Management. Mid-level leadership drives successful technology adoption.

Military & Construction Industry Parallels:

  • Success dependent upon manually-intensive labor
  • Distributed and compartmentalized sub-cultures
  • Dependent upon strong mid-level leadership
  • Biased to view future performance upon past success
  • Among high performers, innovation breeds fear of skill obsolescence
  • No room for error

The Value of Transformative Possibilities

Dr. Bill O’Brien

CII
Construction
Supply Chain Management
& Electronic Collaboration Expert

Dr. Michael Pappas

CII
Associate Director for
Funded Studies & Power, Utilities,
& Infrastructure Sector Committee

The mission of CII is to inspire Owners, Contractors, Suppliers, and Academia to collaborate through R&D to produce best practices and implementation resources, creating innovative solutions that tangibly improve safety and capital efficiency

RT 344 – Linking the Supply Chain Through Visibility Findings:

  • 40%-50% of project cost is materials, yet materials control 80% of the project schedule.
  • The further from the jobsite, the lower the visibility. This results in uncertainty, risk, and large buffers to avoid wait times.
  • Improved supply chain visibility would result in risk mitigation, ability to track and trace, reduced late/early delivery, and field installment productivity improvement – just to name a few benefits.
  • The largest barriers are material data not in I.T. system, incompatibility of I.T. systems, lack of awareness of the benefits, and organizational designs/silos.
  • How do we increase visibility?
    • Self-assessment – Gauge your organization, and compare it to your industry.
    • Take action by identifying areas of opportunity, and close the gaps.
    • Link to other efforts such as AWP, Lean, Front-End Planning End Automation.

Industry Input Session

As ranked by attendees, the following are the cultural barriers ranked by degree of significance and effort to overcome,

Practical Actions:

  • Communicate plans to manage expectations.
  • Involve end users in validation testing.
  • Plan for process deviation.
  • Highlight case study successes in company communications.

Common Objections to Adoption: What We Hear

Presented by David Wilson, Chief Innovation Officer – BECHTEL

  • It’s hard.
  • Too many unknowns
  • ROI isn’t guaranteed.
  • Unproven
  • May not work
  • Takes time
  • It’s not fully developed.
  • No easy button
  • No one else has done this yet.
  • No support
  • No one knows how to deploy.
  • Team doesn’t have the competency
  • It’s a distraction.
  • Slower initially
  • Added complexity tied to learning something new
  • It’s not the way we’ve always done it.
  • I don’t know enough about it.
  • I’ve worked without it all these years.
  • Why do something different now?
  • It’s going to eliminate jobs.
  • I don’t think it will work.
  • Not my ideas
  • I wasn’t involved in shaping the solution.
  • Let someone else be first.
  • I’ll do it when it’s fully proven.
  • May cause rework
  • Customer doesn’t support new approaches.
  • May affect my P/L
  • No incentive to participate
  • Not included in my performance metrics
  • Technology never solved any problem.
  • It’s just innovation theatre.
  • Won’t see the benefit in my lifetime
  • I’ll retire before it’s fully developed.
  • Adds no value
  • Doesn’t address an actual project problem
  • Doesn’t improve the business
  • I’d rather just build the project.
  • I don’t want to be bothered by it.
  • I don’t want to do the work to understand it.
  • I don’t trust those developing the solutions.
  • It’s too risky.
  • Risk/reward structure doesn’t encourage it
  • I don’t want to conform.
  • I don’t like change.
  • I’ll change on my terms only.
  • Leave me alone.

Common Objections to Adoption: What We Hear

Presented by David Wilson,
Chief Innovation Officer – BECHTEL

It’s hard.
Too many unknowns
ROI isn’t guaranteed.
Unproven
May not work
Takes time
It’s not fully developed.
No easy button
No one else has done this yet.
No support
No one knows how to deploy.
Team doesn’t have the competency
It’s a distraction.
Slower initially
Added complexity tied to learning something new
It’s not the way we’ve always done it.
I don’t know enough about it.
I’ve worked without it all these years.
Why do something different now?
It’s going to eliminate jobs.
I don’t think it will work.
Not my ideas
I wasn’t involved in shaping the solution.
Let someone else be first.
I’ll do it when it’s fully proven.
May cause rework
Customer doesn’t support new approaches.
May affect my P/L
No incentive to participate
Not included in my performance metrics
Technology never solved any problem.
It’s just innovation theatre.
Won’t see the benefit in my lifetime
I’ll retire before it’s fully developed.
Adds no value
Doesn’t address an actual project problem
Doesn’t improve the business
I’d rather just build the project.
I don’t want to be bothered by it.
I don’t want to do the work to understand it.
I don’t trust those developing the solutions.
It’s too risky.
Risk/reward structure doesn’t encourage it
I don’t want to conform.
I don’t like change.
I’ll change on my terms only.
Leave me alone.

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