Author: Stephen PrykeBook Description
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category : Technology & Engineering
Languages : en
Pages : 247
This book provides a unique appraisal of supply chain management(SCM) concepts alongside lessons from industry, observation andanalysis gathered during the first decade of supply chainmanagement strategies in the UK construction industry. The research from leading international academics has been drawntogether with the experience from some of the industry's foremostSCM practitioners to provide both a definition of SCM and anoverview of its development as a strategy for managing constructionprojects. Key case study material - from Slough Estates to BAA and T5 -illustrates the benefits to the industry of its adoption. Littlehas been written on the application of SCM to construction and thisbook provides an agenda for discussion for both the experiencedresearcher and the industry practitioner by offering a thoroughgrounding in its principles as well as an illustration of SCM as amethodology for industry. Construction Supply Chain Management studies makes animportant contribution to the debate on innovative systems andtheir significance in increasingly complex constructionprojects.