Construction Supply Chain Management Handbook

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William J. O'Brien, Carlos T. Formoso, Vrijhoef Ruben, Kerry London
CRC Press, Oct 20, 2008 - Business & Economics - 508 pages
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Mounting emphasis on construction supply chain management (CSCM) is due to both global sourcing of materials and a shortage of labor. These factors force increasing amounts of value-added work to be conducted off-site deep in the supply chain. Construction Supply Chain Management Handbook compiles in one comprehensive source an overview of the diverse research and examples of construction supply chain practice around the world.

Reflecting the emergence of CSCM as an important area of multi-national research and practice, this volume takes an interdisciplinary perspective with contributions from leading international authors in three major areas: production and operations analysis, organizational perspectives, and information technology. The book begins with a survey of the current literature on modeling construction supply chain production and describes a set of approaches and methods for designing and operating project supply chains with references to design and materials production. It provides the basic framework for understanding the challenges and approaches to representing and improving supply chain performance.

The next section recognizes the importance of considering arrangements between the different firms involved in designing, procuring, and assembling construction, and reviews various perspectives to understanding and improving organizational issues in the supply chain. The final section provides an overview of a range of information technologies that can contribute to supply chain performance, as well as examples of effective use.

The organization and sourcing of materials is increasingly complex across the global construction industry. Construction clients are demanding faster, more responsive construction processes and higher quality facilities. This volume provides an invaluable resource to understanding the implications of supply chain management, which is sure to result in more effective construction project execution.

 

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Contents

Issues and Perspectives
2-1
Chapter 3 Production Planning and Control and the Coordination of Project Supply Chains
3-1
Chapter 4 Supply Chain Management in Product Development
4-1
A ValueBased Approach
5-1
Chapter 6 Supply Chain Management for Lean Project Delivery
6-1
Chapter 7 Application of Integrated Materials Management Strategies
7-1
Chapter 8 Production System Instability and Subcontracted Labor
8-1
Chapter 9 Understanding Supply Chain Dynamics Via Simulation
9-1
Chapter 14 Innovation Management in the Construction Supply Chain
14-1
Commentary
14-23
Information Technology
14-27
Chapter 15 Overview of IT Applications in the Construction Supply Chain
15-1
Chapter 16 Field Technologies and Their Impact on Management of Supply Chains
16-1
A Case Study
17-1
Overview and Case Study Using the ISO 18629 PSL Standard
18-1
Design and Prototyping
19-1

Commentary
9-31
Organizational Perspectives
9-35
Chapter 10 Review of Organizational Approaches to the Construction Supply Chain
10-1
Chapter 11 Construction Supply Chain and the Time Compression Paradigm
11-1
Chapter 12 Strategic Management of Costruction Procurement
12-1
Chapter 13 Industrial Organization ObjectOriented Project Model of the Facade Supply Chain Cluster
13-1
Commentary
19-9
Author Index
19-13
Subject Index
19-17
Back cover
19-33
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