Procurement & Materials Management


Procurement Chain Management in the Construction Industry

Report | Published 06.01.2005

Procurement Chain Management in the Construction Industry

Changes in customer expectations in the construction industry regarding project delivery, time, cost, and quality have forced stakeholders to search for new operational models. While productivity increased significantly for most industrial sectors during the 1990s, it decreased for the construction industry. One cause of this is that the procurement chain management system is no longer …

Tools and Material Management Systems

Report | Published 10.01.2004

Tool and Material Management Systems

Poor tool and material management hampers daily operations and can damage your business. The cost of owning and providing tools may be a small percentage of the cost of doing construction work, but it can significantly impact labor productivity and the quality of work performed. Poor practices in tool and material management can be indicative …