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A review of approaches to supply chain communications: from manufacturing to construction

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posted on 2017-09-21, 10:41 authored by Anne-Francoise Cutting-Decelle, Bishnu P. Das, Robert I.M. Young, Keith CaseKeith Case, Shahin RahimifardShahin Rahimifard, Chimay J. Anumba, Nasreddine M. Bouchlaghem
With the increasing importance of computer-based communication technologies, communication networks are becoming crucial in supply chain management. Given the objectives of the supply chain: to have the right products in the right quantities, at the right place, at the right moment and at minimal cost, supply chain management is situated at the intersection of different professional sectors. This is particularly the case in construction, since building needs for its fabrication the incorporation of a number of industrial products. This paper provides a review of the main approaches to supply chain communications as used mainly in manufacturing industries. The paper analyses the extent to which these have been applied to construction. It also reviews the on-going developments and research activities in this domain.



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International Journal of IT in Construction




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CUTTING-DECELLE, A. ... et al., 2007. A review of approaches to supply chain communications: from manufacturing to construction. International Journal of IT in Construction, 12, pp.73-102.


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