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Construction supply chain management : concepts and case studies

Author: Stephen Pryke
Publisher: Chichester, UK ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Series: Innovation in the built environment.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text provides an appraisal of supply chain management concepts alongside lessons from industry, observation and analysis gathered during the first decade of supply chain management strategies in the UK construction industry.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Pryke
ISBN: 1405158441 9781405158442
OCLC Number: 270231303
Description: xii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: . Chapter One --
Introduction * Aim and objectives of the book * Motivations and rationale * Definition of terms * Structure of the book .Chapter Two --
Supply Chain Concepts. * Literature review * Philosophy or technique? * Symptoms of failure in identifying supply chain issues * Value chains * Contractual dilemmas * Links to partnering and clusters .Chapter Three --
SCM Origins and Development. * Denning * Total Quality Management * Japanese motor manufacturing * Emergent ideas and techniques .Chapter Four --
Structures. * Pre SCM project team structures * Structures for effective SCM * Public and private sector issues for SCM .Chapter Five --
SCM and the UK construction industry. * Pre-Egan procurement * Emerging pressures for reform * Supply chain characteristics * Post-Egan supply chain initiatives * Building Down Barriers * Product development * Off-site manufacture * Lean construction * Sustainability issues (topical and related to waste) .Chapter Six --
Effectiveness of construction networks. * Classification of networks * Competing and complimentary networks * Project governance * Effectiveness and appropriateness of financial incentives .Chapter Seven --
Creating the conditions for SCM to add value. * Single point responsibility imperative * Integration of specialist expertise * Importance of design and design management * Knowledge management within supply chains .Chapter Eight --
SCM Case studies. * Case studies dealing with the following areas: * Construction management * Developers and the principal contractor approach * Retailers * Design and Build * Turn-key approach * PFI .Chapter Nine --
Future trends: speculative and deductive. * Procurement issues and SCM * Knowledge management networks: innovation and financial competitiveness * Continuous improvement techniques * SCM and profitability * Organisational network analysis and SCM .Chapter Ten --
Summary and Conclusions.
Series Title: Innovation in the built environment.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Pryke.

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