Construction Purchasing and Supply Chain Management offers hands-on solutions to today's purchasing and supply management problems in construction. Using many charts, tables, and illustrations, the book shows how to develop a time- and cost-efficient supply chain system that is second to none.
This expert resource covers just-in-time purchasing and e-purchasing, global sourcing, materials and inventory management, supplier selection and evaluation, transportation and logistics, equipment acquisition and disposal, bargaining and negotiations, total quality management, and more.
A Comprehensive Guide to Construction Supply Chain Management
Develop a highly efficient construction supply chain management (CSCM) solution that decreases risk and increases profitability. This authoritative volume provides proven strategies for the lean construction approach, including just-in-time purchasing, supplier evaluation, subcontractor selection, subcontractor relationship management, equipment acquisition, information sharing, and project quality management. There are numerous illustrations and ready-to-use forms - and a step-by-step economic evaluation for equipment acquisition.
Construction Purchasing and Supply Chain Management explains how to achieve maximum integration with upstream and downstream supply chain members using the latest technologies. You will be able to establish a strategic CSCM framework to meet the budgetary and scheduling goals of any project. This comprehensive, step-by-step guide to CSCM is useful for project owners, design engineers, architects, prime contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and construction managers involved in construction projects throughout the world.
Discover how to:
- Ensure the on-time and cost-effective delivery of materials, equipment, and services.
- Effectively negotiate with suppliers and subcontractors.
- Manage superior subcontractor and supplier relationships.
- Evaluate and select suppliers based on their value-added capabilities.
- Analyze and negotiate subcontracting services.
- Plan for, purchase, and lease construction equipment.
- Leverage technology, safety measures, and information sharing to increase productivity and profitability.
- Understand the components of horizontal and vertical construction supply chain operating models.
Construction Purchasing and Supply Chain Management is an authoritative guide that provides proven strategies for the construction supply chain management (CSCM) function. The material in this book explains how to achieve maximum integration with upstream and downstream supply chain members using the latest methodologies and technologies. It is also a comprehensive step-by-step guide to CSCM that is intended to help project owners, design engineers, architects, prime contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and construction managers involved in construction projects throughout the world establish a strategic framework to meet the budgetary and scheduling goals of any project.
This book can be used to teach the fundamentals of construction purchasing and supply management in a logical, simple, and concise format in construction management courses designed for undergraduate business and civil engineering students or for construction management graduate students. CSCM focuses on strategies for lean construction including just-in-time purchasing, supplier evaluation, subcontractor selection, subcontractor relationship management, equipment acquisition, information sharing, and project quality management. The treatment of CSCM in this book is extensive and complete. There are more than 70 illustrations and ready-to-use forms.
Table of Contents
Preface. Acknowledgements. Chapter 1: Introduction to Construction Purchasing and Supply Chain Management. Chapter 2: The Construction Supply Sourcing Process and Procedures. Chapter 3: Construction Supply Chain Relationship Management. Chapter 4: Construction Supplier Selection and Evaluations. Chapter 5: Purchasing Subcontracting Services. Chapter 6: Construction Equipment Planning, Purchasing and Leasing. Chapter 7: Construction Supply Chain Complexity, Profitability, and Information Sharing. Chapter 8: Construction Supply Chain Management Business Models. Appendix A: Joint Venture Agreement. Appendix B: Subcontractor's Bid Package and Pre-Bid Invitation. Appendix C: CD 300, Standard Form of Tri-Party Agreement for Collaborative Project Delivery. Appendix D: Standard Form of Agreement between Owner and Contractor for Integrated Project Delivery. Appendix E: Construction Manager at Risk Contract. Glossary. Index.
About the Authors
PhD, (Columbus, Ohio) is the Edwin Dodd Professor of Management and the Dean's Distinguished Research Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Ohio State University. Linda F McHenry,
Esq., (Louisville, KY), is Vice President and COO for Benton and Associates.