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Envelopment methodology to measure and compare subcontractor productivity at the firm level

El-Mashaleh, Mohammad, O’Brien, William J. and London, Kerry 2001, Envelopment methodology to measure and compare subcontractor productivity at the firm level, in IGLC-9 : 9th International Group for Lean Construction Conference : proceeding of the Ninth International Group for Lean Construction Conference, Professional Activities Centre, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore, pp. 1-17.

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Title Envelopment methodology to measure and compare subcontractor productivity at the firm level
Author(s) El-Mashaleh, Mohammad
O’Brien, William J.
London, Kerry
Conference name International Group on Lean Construction. Congress (9th : 2001 : Singapore)
Conference location National University of Singapore
Conference dates 6-8 August 2001
Title of proceedings IGLC-9 : 9th International Group for Lean Construction Conference : proceeding of the Ninth International Group for Lean Construction Conference
Editor(s) David, Chua H.K.
Ballard, Glenn
Publication date 2001
Conference series International Group for Lean Construction Conference
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages vii, 488 p.
Publisher Professional Activities Centre, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore
Place of publication Singapore
Keyword(s) construction productivity
construction efficiency
subcontractor resource management
total factor productivity
data envelopment analysis
lean construction
Summary This paper describes a conceptual approach to measure and compare productivity of resource utilization at the firm level, adapting a set of techniques known as Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA). Within this approach, the paper addresses the issues of multiple inputs and multiple outputs of a construction firm, level of detail for data collection, and the required transformations to correct for differences among projects. In particular, we focus on the resource management of subcontractors. Subcontractors manage multiple, concurrent projects and must allocate limited resources across these projects. Interaction between projects and resource allocation creates non-linear effects, and therefore the productivity of the firm is not simply the productivity of its projects. The proposed measurement methodology will allow assessment of the impact of different management policies (including many of those proposed by lean construction researchers) on firm performance. It is hoped that this novel approach to productivity measurement will help subcontractors identify efficient practices and superior management policies, and will promote adoption of these policies.
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ISBN 9810446713
9789810446710
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2001, National University of Singapore
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30020941

Document type: Conference Paper
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