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

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posted on 21.09.2017, 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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School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

International Journal of IT in Construction

Volume

12

Pages

73 - 102

Citation

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.

Publisher

Journal of Information Technology in Construction (© the authors)

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VoR (Version of Record)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2007

ISSN

1874-4753

Language

en