Definition of a Supply Chain Management Model in Construction - Case Study

Tiago Pinho1, Jose Telhada2 & Maria S. Carvalho3

1PhD Student, Systems and Production Department, School of Engineering - Gualtar, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, tiago.pinho@dps.uminho.pt
2Professor, Systems and Production Department, School of Engineering - Gualtar, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, telhada@dps.uminho.pt
3Professor, Systems and Production Department, School of Engineering - Gualtar, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, sameiro@dps.uminho.pt

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe the implementation of a construction Supply Chain Management (SCM) tool that is being developed in a PhD graduation project. The project is entitled “Definition of a Logistics Network Model in the Construction Industry: Case Study” and is being carried out in dst – domingos da silva teixeira, s.a., with the main office in Braga - Portugal. The project under development aims to elaborate a detailed analysis of the logistic system of a construction company, which includes the processes of re-engineering for the logistic activities by developing appropriate methodologies, procedures and tools aiming the compression of time, eliminating waste and improving the global performance of the logistics network. All the information is being integrated into an Information and Communication System (ICS). In order to improve the information flow, a software based on a single database that permits accessibly outside the company through a web portal is being developed. The main aspects of the current work will be discussed in this paper, along with some preliminary results.

Keywords

Supply Chain Management, Information System, Logistics Case Study, Construction Company.

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Pinho, T. , Telhada, J. & Carvalho, M.S. 2007, 'Definition of a Supply Chain Management Model in Construction - Case Study' In:, Pasquire, C.L, C.L. & Tzortzopoulos, P., 15th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. East Lansing, Michigan, USA, 18-20 Jul 2007. pp 192-197

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