Context: 

 

European biopharmaceutical corporation going through large CAPEX projects.

Internal dedicated engineering team (> 20 field engineers) facing heterogeneity in engineering documentation and practices.

Willingness to enhance knowledge based on engineering good practices.

BQG was entrusted with the responsibility to support the engineering department in order to improve current engineering standards and project management easy-to-use set of tools.

Fixed-price project based on deliverables

 

Objectives:

 
  • Develop a suite of engineering guidelines describing key development phases, which can be immediately used and deploy on project.
  • Define a roadmap to improve engineering best practices over-time.

 

Approach:

 

A project plan was setup with the customer, focusing on selected key systems. BQG scoped out the project, agreed objectives, project plan, milestones and key deliverables. A BQG project lead was appointed.

A 10-step roadmap was developed, split in various engineering modules. These modules could be used as stand-alone or combined with each other, ensuring maximum flexibility for engineering project plans.

All modules enabled fast-track implementation, related lead-time were carefully assessed to generate maximum savings on existing projects.

This modular approach was brought to life leveraging BQG's unique intelligence platform, part of the Apollo solutions (KorteX). Not only were the guidelines updated with latest engineering guidelines, but the documentation and tools were as well integrating most recent quality and compliance standards.

To avoid any potential quality and/or engineering issues, visual instructions were also built as part of the packages, in order to ensure smooth and efficient deployment within the team.

 

Results:

 
  • A total of 15 individual modules were identified and 4 were delivered as a short term plan to improve quality standards in the engineering department.
  • Enhanced engineering culture and knowledge. The customer was immediately in a position to retain control on future revisions for each of the files.
  • Additional modules were requested by the customer, which have been since then successfully developped and implemented.

 

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