The use of supply chain management to reduce delays : Malaysian public sector construction projects

Mehdi Riazi, Salman Riazi, Skitmore, Martin, & Cheung, Yan Ki Fiona (2011) The use of supply chain management to reduce delays : Malaysian public sector construction projects. In Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation in Society Volume 2, Danish Building Research Institute, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 403-414.

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Construction delays are a critical problem for Malaysian public sector projects. These delays have been blamed mainly on inefficient traditional construction practices that continue to dominate the current industry. This paper reports the progress to date of a Ph.D. research project aimed at developing a framework to utilize Supply Chain Management (SCM) tools to improve the time performance of Malaysian Government projects. The potential of SCM has been identified for public sector governance and its use in Malaysia is now being considered within the strategy of the Malaysian Construction Industry Master Plan (2006-2015). Encouraged by success in the UK, there is a cautious optimism concerning the successful application of SCM in Malaysia. This paper considers delay as a problem in Malaysian public sector projects, establishes the need to embrace SCM and then elucidates the need and strategies for the development of a delay reduction framework. A literature review, survey mechanism and structured interview schedule will be undertaken to achieve the research objectives. The final research outcome will be a framework that addresses root delay contributors (“pathogens”) and applies SCM tools for their mitigation.

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ID Code: 40920
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Yan Ki Fiona Cheung is the maiden name of Fiona Lamari
Keywords: Supply Chain Management, Construction Projects, Construction Delay, Public Sector, Malaysia
ISBN: 9788756315173
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Construction Engineering (090502)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Danish Building Research Institute, Aalborg University
Deposited On: 28 Mar 2011 00:24
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2014 11:58

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