Expediting – Streamlined and Efficient
The 4castplus Expediting module streamlines and organizes your Expediting Processes. It takes on all the grunt work so that Expeditors can focus on efficiently scheduling the Delivery of Goods on major Construction Projects
Stay on top of your Vendors
In 4castplus, the expeditor is empowered with a wealth of information to know and plan exactly what, when, how, who and where; so they can monitor vendors closely to ensure transparency on their targets.
Milestone-Based Expediting for Long-Lead Items
You can setup Scheduled, Forecasted and Actual for each date target defined in the system. This enables the expeditor to tackle any delays to manage the scheduled delivery date.
Reporting and Scheduling
The output from expediting is critical for project scheduling. Schedulers need constant updates from Expediting to keep the project schedule and resourcing in sync with forecasted vendor delivery dates.
4castplus also provides configurable expediting reports that summarize the details of all expedited items and their targets.
The Timeline Tool
The 4castplus expediting “Timeline” module is a key planning tool for expeditors to monitor the critical-path targets. It answers the questions: “What’s coming up in the next few days, weeks and months?”
As most milestones are date-driven, the Timeline module organizes all dates from all expedited items into a searchable list, ordered by date. Expeditors are managing dozens if not hundreds of items – each with multiple milestones to stay on top of. The Timeline keeps this all in order so nothing gets missed.
A Highly Configurable Solution
Vendor Communication Log
There’s also a built-in tool to capture emails, phone calls and other correspondence with all your vendors. This is key for documenting a historical record for transparency during the expediting process.
More information on Expediting
Click here to read more on the connections between purchase orders, purchase requisitions and Expediting. How they connect to each other, and the workflow between them in 4castplus.
- Procurement is the lifeblood of your project
- Respect for the Expeditors
- Why Intelligent Workflows are so Important
- What is the difference between RFQ, RFP and Invitation to Tender
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