Review of organizational approaches to the construction supply chain

Ruben Vrijhoef, Kerry A. London

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Abstract

Supply chain management (SCM) for an individual organization emerged in the late 1990s as a distinct fi eld of research in the construction management discipline [London and Kenley 2001]. Lean construction has been universally supported in the literature and has had uptake by selected large clients and/or contractors. SCM has been ad hoc in its diff usion by practitioners in the property and construction industry; yet at the heart of the lean production concept is the supporting system of interfi rm relationships along the supply chain [Hines 1994; Nischiguchi 1994; Lamming and Cox 1995]. Lamming’s empirical research, where he defi ned the concept of lean supply, identifi ed the importance of the strategic arrangement of the fi rms that would support such a system. Lamming’s (1993) concept of lean supply is important to the understanding of strategic procurement in the supply chain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction Supply Chain Management Handbook
PublisherCRC Press
Pages10-1-10-19
ISBN (Electronic)9781420047462
ISBN (Print)9781420047455
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

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