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Strategic Procurement in Construction - Andrew Cox

Strategic Procurement in Construction

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1998
ISBN: 9780727725998
Number Of Pages: 368

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This book explores the appropriateness of procurement strategies in certain situations. It argues that organisations should develop strategically aligned supply chains to deliver predictable and sustained performance improvements and asserts that the assumption that one approach is appropriate to manage all cirumstances is flawed. It provides a framework to help organisations develop segmented approaches in the management of their construction supply chains built on 'fit-for-purpose' relationships. Flowing from this, the appropriateness of operational tools and techniques to effectively manage the critical processes in supply relationship management are also analysed.

Introduction: On the Appropriateness of Strategy and Operational Practice in Construction Procurementp. 1
The UK Construction Industry in Context
The UK Construction Industry: What is the Nature of the Problem?p. 17
A Comparison of International Construction Procurementp. 57
Current Proposals for Change in the UKp. 97
Better Practice Case Studies in the Effective Management of Construction Procurement
The Rover Group - A Case of Fit for Purpose Supply Relationshipsp. 123
McDonalds UK Ltd - Lead Time Reduction Through Standardisation and Modularisationp. 141
BAA - The Proactive Re-engineering of Constructive Supply Chainsp. 155
Gazeley Properties - The Impresario of Construction Supply Chain Managementp. 179
Company X - Breaking Supplier Dependencyp. 191
Shimizu - The Japanese Keiretsu Approach in Operationp. 203
Better Practice Operational Tools and Techniques for Effective Construction Procurement
Risk Managementp. 217
Supplier Appraisal and Developmentp. 239
Standardisation and Modularisationp. 255
Strategic Cost Managementp. 273
Performance Measurementp. 301
Towards a Theoretical and Practical Synthesis
A Way Forward: A Critical Asset and Relational Competence Approach to Construction Supply Chain Managementp. 321
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ISBN: 9780727725998
ISBN-10: 0727725998
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st May 1998
Publisher: ICE Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.68