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|Title: ||Design chains: introducing supply chain management into the construction design process|
|Authors: ||Root, David S.|
Thomson, Derek S.
Austin, Simon A.
Hammond, Jamie W.
|Keywords: ||Supply chain management|
|Issue Date: ||2004|
|Publisher: ||© International Procurement Research Group|
|Citation: ||ROOT, D. S. ... et al, 2004. Design chains: introducing supply chain management into the construction design process. Journal of construction procurement, 9 (2), 2004, pp. 29-39|
|Abstract: ||The continued fragmentation of the construction sector has led to a demand from clients
for greater integration of the companies engaged in the construction process. Supply
chain Management (SCM) which has been successfully applied in other industry sectors
is now being viewed as a potential solution within construction. This paper proposes
that whilst the practices of SCM are very much dependent on the industrial context, the
principles are equally applicable to the design process within construction projects. The
differences between the flows of goods or materials in traditional SCM contexts and the
flows of information in the design process are discussed. The concept of the ‘design
chain’ is introduced as a cognitive framework, which can inform and underpin the development of SCM practice for design and can provide the basis of integrating
organisations and technical disciplines to provide a collaborative integrated approach to
developing design solutions.|
|Description: ||This is restricted access. This article was published in the journal, Journal of construction procurement [© International Procurement Research Group].|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Appears in Collections:||Closed Access (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)|
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