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Title: Development of Assessment Framework for Construction Supply Chain Relationships
Author: Meng , Xianhai
ISNI:       0000 0004 2668 923X
Awarding Body: University of the West of England
Current Institution: University of the West of England, Bristol
Date of Award: 2008
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In recent years, the UK construction industry has been showing a growing interest in the principles and practice of supply chain collaboration. Despite of some similarities with other sectors, where supply chain management is widely adopted, construction . supply chains have some specific characteristics, such as their diversity and fluidity. A number of construction supply chain relationship models have been proposed by various existing studies. However, there are some obvious deficiencies with these exiting models, such as the incomplete coverage of key areas, the inappropriate definition of maturity levels, and the lack of proper assessment procedures. This highlights the need for a new systematic framework to assess the supply chain relationships in the construction industry. This research aims at developing a systematic framework for assessing construction supply chain relationships based on the general capability maturity model methodology. It adopts a focused approach by concentrating on in-depth assessment for individual relationships in a construction supply chain, instead of a holistic approach for the whole supply chain. The developed framework specifies 8 main criteria and 24 sub-criteria, through which a supply chain relationship will be measured. It also defines detailed descriptions for each criterion at 4 different maturity levels. Three methods are proposed, outlining relevant procedures of different levels of assessment in practice. The framework is developed based on a comprehensive review of existing studies and empirical work in the form of expert group discussion and questionnaire survey. It is evaluated through a role play worksh~p, expert interviews and case studies. By using this framework, construction organisations and project teams can position their current relationship on the maturity matrix and identify key areas for the future relationship improvement.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Not available Qualification Level: Doctoral
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