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- Industrial organization object-oriented project model of the facade supply chain cluster
London, Kerry A.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, School of Architecture and Built Environment
- This chapter presents a cluster of chains in relation to the building facade, which supports a model merging industrial organization economic theory and object-oriented modeling. The results are from the interviews with various project managers, firm executives, production, and procurement managers involved in the supply chains for commodities that are clustered around the facade specialist subcontractor on a major building project in Melbourne, Australia. Many of the suppliers are international in that they either directly work on projects in other countries or are within companies that are international. Researchers have tended to develop normative models to improve industry performance through supply chain integration. Such models are based upon the assumption of a homogenous industry, which is fragmented and composed of numerous small to medium-sized enterprises. Organizations, either governments or corporations, are seeking positive descriptive economic models which are fundamentally informational models to improve firm performance and/or industry performance.
- Construction Supply Chain Management Handbook p. 13-1-13-46
- CRC Press
- Resource Type
- book chapter