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Achieving supply chain integration within construction industry

McDermott, P and Khalfan, MMA 2006, 'Achieving supply chain integration within construction industry' , Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building .

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Abstract

The main driver behind the adoption of supply chain management (SCM) philosophy into the constructin industry was the successes within other industry sectors. SCM can be defined as network of different organisations, linked upstream and downsteam in a chain, aiming to produce quality and value in the services and products for the end consumers through integrated processes and activities. In order to achieve the optimised level of integration of the whole supply chain, the industry has responded in various forms. This paper will discuss different initiatives by the researchers, construction industry, and the UK government in order to achieve optimal level of supply chain integration. The paper will also discuss the concept of aggregation, and also look at other supply chain integration related concepts including client-led supply chain, knowledge about the whole supply chain, effects of procurement on integration of supply chain, etc. The paper will give a brief overview and initial findings of a project undertaken by the authors, and also include examples from the UK construction industry on bundling of supply and demand.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Management in Construction Research Centre (MIC)
Journal or Publication Title: Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building
Publisher: Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2007 14:09
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/695

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