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Does the construction materials procurement time get entered into the project plan?

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Timothy Reducha
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Hello everyone! 

I am a planning neophyte, and my first thought, was wether or not i should be entering the procurement time into my schedule. In this case, i'm buiding a cinema. The procurement time i've been given for ceiling materials by the suppliers is 6 to 8 weeks.

Does this get entered into my project plan? I'm assuming it does, because that way, it will show, that the adjoining task, installation of the ceiling, is not starting late because of poor planning, but because i'm waiting for the delivery of my materials.

 

Thank you

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Timothy Reducha
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Much appreciated. All those things you insert into the plan? interesting.. stock plan?? 1 day?? what's that?

Mike Testro
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Hi Timothy

Yes.

Its not just procurement - the sequence is usually: - Assumed durations - working days - will vary from package to package.

Design Complete  - Milestone 0

Tender 20

Place Order 5

Workshop drawings 10

Approval 5

Manufacture 25

Delivery 2

Stock Take 1

Ready to install - milestone 0

The last milestone is linked to the start of the first task and the tasks are set ALAP.

This shows the latest date for the design issue.

Best regards

Mike T.