IJMTES – A STUDY ON REVIEW OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Paper Title : A STUDY ON REVIEW OF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN CONSTRUCTION

Author’s Name : Mr R Thamaraiselvan | Mr S S Janagan
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Volume 04 Issue 06 2017

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 97-100

Abstract – Supply chain management (SCM) is a concept that has originated in the manufacturing industry to control logistics. It represents a management process by which enterprises administer and control the worldwide network of suppliers, factories, warehouses, distribution centers and retailers through which raw materials are acquired, transformed and delivered to customers. In construction, procurement and procurement related activities occur during all phases of a construction project. Because of inevitable complexity and fragmentation of the construction process, supplies of resources like equipment, labor, material and other services may not be always available on time, in right amounts and in the desired quality and price. An overall management process like supply chain management is essential to monitor and control all such logistic activities. This paper represents fundamentals and objectives of supply chain. The concept of supply chain management in construction outlining its origins in manufacturing are introduced in this paper. The effectiveness of the supply chain management has been evaluated with its potential benefits to the construction industry. A list of possible barriers, which may affect the application of supply chain management concept in the construction industry, has also been presented. Finally, a simplified model for supply chain management in the construction industry is presented.

Keywords – Supply Chain Management, Construction Industry, SCM Model, Advantages, Disadvantage

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