Construction supply chain development interim report

CRC Construction Innovation (2002) Construction supply chain development interim report. CRC for Construction Innovation, Brisbane.


The supply chain in the construction industry is less well developed than in manufacturing. This project proposes to bring world class international business profile benchmarking to assist in the development of small and medium sized (SME) subcontractors. This approach has been widely used in Europe and has enabled significant sectoral supply chain development. The construction SME supply chain is a critical component in the delivery of all construction projects. Furthermore, it undermines the sustainability of the individual enterprise and puts construction projects and jobs at risk. Government procurement agencies view this as construction industry capacity building. In the developed and developing worlds, SME sector firms routinely make up over 95% of companies. The construction industry supply chain is dominated by such firms. Supply chain development and capacity building have been largely neglected in the construction sector, despite rhetoric about the importance of the SME sector to the economy This project seeks to investigate the potential to apply the International Business Profile Benchmarking instrument with the construction industry. The project recognises that there are many facets to the quest for continuous improvement in the construction industry and in wider workplace in general. This first interim report reviews the international literature relating to construction industry performance measurement and performance improvement. A summary of the findings follow. ‘Best value’ is dealt with in a separate interim report.

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ID Code: 27075
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program C : Delivery Management of Built Assets , Project 2002-035-C : Linking Best-Value Procurement Assessment to Outcome Performance Indicators
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Construction Innovation
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Deposited On: 27 Aug 2009 00:02
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 13:59

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