Web-based Technology in Support of Construction Supply Chain Networks

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Title Web-based Technology in Support of Construction Supply Chain Networks
Author Mohamed, Sherif Ali Mohtady
Journal Name Work Study
Editor John Heap
Year Published 2003
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Emerald
Abstract Supply chain networks are generally associated with inter-organisational communications, leading to reduction of time delays in services and information flows. Recognising the importance of communication, this paper deals with the management of information across a network of organisations that are involved in the design and construction process. The paper presents an overview of problems associated with the process of managing construction project information and explores the key role Web-based technology systems can play in making this process more effective. The paper also reports on the utilisation of such a system on a number of construction projects. It discusses the efficiency gained in the traditional process of architectural drawings transmittal, and reports on a questionnaire survey targeting system users to gain some insight into their perception of its usefulness, performance and role in improving communications amongst the entire project team
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.emeraldinsight.com/0043-8022.htm
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00438020310458688
Volume 52
Issue Number 1
Page from 13
Page to 19
ISSN 0043-8022
Date Accessioned 2003-10-30
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Subject PRE2009-Building Construction Management
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/5953
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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