Practices for designing and improving construction supply chain management

Diego Vinicius Souza De Souza, Lauri Koskela

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Abstract

This paper aims at proposing a set of practices for designing and improving construction supply chain management. Such practices were developed based on broad literature review and on interviews conducted in late 2012 and early 2013. Construction companies face difficulties in coordinating supply chain management towards value generation. Results indicate that construction companies building unique projects require a specific approach for managing their supply chains. Outcomes also show that the proposition of contextualized practices facilitates supply chain management in such complex environment, and enables enhanced project delivery. Even though this is a theoretical study, the paper's findings are useful to both practitioners and academic researchers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction 2013, IGLC 2013
PublisherThe International Group for Lean Construction
Pages155-164
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781632660183
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction - Fortaleza, Brazil
Duration: 29 Jul 20132 Aug 2013
Conference number: 21

Conference

Conference21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
Abbreviated titleIGLC'13
CountryBrazil
CityFortaleza
Period29/07/132/08/13

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    De Souza, D. V. S., & Koskela, L. (2014). Practices for designing and improving construction supply chain management. In 21st Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction 2013, IGLC 2013 (pp. 155-164). The International Group for Lean Construction. http://iglc.net/Papers/Details/950