Identifying and positioning construction supply chain planning problems
2014 (English)In: Proceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014, Association of Researchers in Construction Management , 2014, 1069-1078 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The construction industry struggles with an ineffective supply chain. A literature review, in combination with an empirical study aims at identifying and positioning perceived supply chain planning problems. The empirical part is a series of semi-structured interviews with construction site managers, purchase coordinators, and a project leader. Most site managers are responsible for mid-sized turnkey contracts, which enable comparison. Findings show that most of the supply chain planning problems relate to lack of coordination between actors, and that many of the problems discovered on-site originate from the supply process or the design process. Through proactive coordination of the actors in the supply chain planning process and the actors in the construction process, the problems on-site causing "fire-fighting"-activities could be reduced.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Association of Researchers in Construction Management , 2014. 1069-1078 p.
Coordination, Planning problems, Productivity, Supply chain management, Supply chain planning
Construction Management Business Administration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-157938ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84911389078ISBN: 978-095523908-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-157938DiVA: diva2:774078
30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014, 1 September 2014 through 3 September 2014, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
QC 201412222014-12-222014-12-182016-04-15Bibliographically approved