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A seamless supply chain management model for construction

Peter E.D. Love (Peter E.D. Love is a Professor in the We‐B Centre, School of Management Information Systems, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.)
Zahir Irani (Zahir Irani is a Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK.)
David J. Edwards (David J. Edwards is a Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.)

Supply Chain Management

ISSN: 1359-8546

Article publication date: 1 February 2004


Presents a holistic approach to construction project SCM. Specifically, a seamless project supply chain management (SCM) model is proposed that integrates the design and production processes of construction projects. The proposed model was subjected to validation by a sample of industry practitioners and their comments are presented and reflected upon. Direction for future research is provided and such work aims to: explore the legalities of implementing the model; develop an appropriate benchmarking framework; explore the use of quality function development; and probity issues when selecting project team members.



Love, P.E.D., Irani, Z. and Edwards, D.J. (2004), "A seamless supply chain management model for construction", Supply Chain Management, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 43-56.



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