Propagation of seamless project procurement supply chain management model
Faculty of Business and Public Management
School of Business
Several supply chain management (SCM) initiatives such as alliancing/partnering, and contracting have been sporadically implemented throughout the construction industry to ameliorate the performance of projects undertaken. Such initiatives have often been used in a fragmented and piecemeal manner and often in conjunction with more traditional practices for managing and controlling the project chain (eg, partnering). Consequently, performance improvements gained have been limited to the sub-process level. In striving towards developing a more cohesive and effective approach to SCM, this paper presents a holistic approach to construction project SCM. Specifically, a seamless project SCM model is proposed that integrates the design and production processes of construction projects.