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Construction supply chain modeling : a research review and interdisciplinary research agenda

O’Brien, William J., London, Kerry and Vrijhoef, Ruben 2002, Construction supply chain modeling : a research review and interdisciplinary research agenda, in IGLC 10 : Proceedings 10th Annual Lean Construction Conference, International Group for Lean Construction, [Porto Alegre, Brazil], pp. 1-19.

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Title Construction supply chain modeling : a research review and interdisciplinary research agenda
Author(s) O’Brien, William J.
London, Kerry
Vrijhoef, Ruben
Conference name International Group on Lean Construction. Congress (10th : 2002 : Granmado, Brazil)
Conference location Granmado, Brazil
Conference dates August 6 - 8, 2002
Title of proceedings IGLC 10 : Proceedings 10th Annual Lean Construction Conference
Editor(s) Formoso, Carlos T.
Ballard, Glenn
Publication date 2002
Start page 1
End page 19
Publisher International Group for Lean Construction
Place of publication [Porto Alegre, Brazil]
Keyword(s) construction supply chain management
research agenda
industrial organization
Summary Supply chain management has emerged as a popular and useful concept in the construction industry and research community since the mid 1990s. Research in construction supply chain management draws from a broad range of disciplines, notably: (1) industrial organization economics to better understand market structure and forces and their effect on firm and supply chain behavior and (2) Analytic modeling of supply chains to improve supply chain performance along metrics such as speed, cost, reliability, quality, etc. Both industrial organization and analytic modeling provide useful but
ultimately incomplete perspectives and prescriptions for construction supply chain management. As such, this paper proposes development of an interdisciplinary research agenda that draws from both fields. Towards that agenda, a review of research is presented to introduce the main ideas, relevant literature, and theory and methods in each of the two areas. From these independent reviews, applications that could benefit from a combined perspective are identified and used as a basis for development of an
interdisciplinary research agenda.
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
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