Proceedings of The 11th International Conference on Research in Engineering, Science & Technology
FEL Methodology and Dendograms: Graphic Analysis of Project Activities with Deviations of Operations in Steel Plants
Iandra Vasconcelos de Castro Rodrigues, Mariana Dias Gomes, Nicole Mendanha do Couto, Renata Duarte Mellim, Luiz Melk de Carvalho, Diva de Souza e Silva Rodrigues, Flávio Henrique Batista de Souza
Through project management, the use of the FEL (Front-End Loading) methodology was analyzed for project planning and control, in a steel plant located in Belo Horizonte (city of more than 3 million inhabitants). The values presented refer to a real study of strategic adequacy. In order to reduce the costs and deadlines, a method was developed that ensures greater chances of success and accuracy for planning the activities of the teams by grouping tasks with dendograms. The evaluation via dendograms includes groups of activities separated by activity disciplines. With the proposed technique, it is possible to view delay times, activities that need attention, as well as departments that need monitoring. The proposal became viable and effective in projects whose execution parameters are months (or years), which reach thousands (or even millions) of Brazilian Reais for a company, contributing to the survival and/or growth on the market. As a contribution this research demonstrates: an evaluation of the delivery time deviations from the activities of a real project, estimated for 180 days, with 627 activities, between the years of 2018 and 2019, with delivery time deviations between 30 to 100% that is equivalent to thousands of Brazilian Reais; a process of adapting activities, using the FEL methodology to reorganize the procedures; a methodology to analyze deviations and groups of critical activities, through dendograms, with various linkage techniques, to monitor delays and deviations in deliveries.
Keywords: Dendograms; Steel Plants; Management; Projects; Front-End Loaging.