Procurement & Materials Management


White Paper | Published 07.17.2023

Managing Supply Chain Disruption

Between 2020 and 2022, your business likely received phone calls from vendors to notify you that key equipment or material deliveries were delayed – and that instead of being readily available in inventory, it would be months before they arrived. Perhaps you even had a vendor that told you they were unable to confirm a …

Report | Published 12.08.2022

The Contractor’s Practical Guide on Tool Management

Tools are critical to the everyday tasks of any sheet metal and HVAC contracting firm. They are responsible for significant direct project costs in the order of tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Such costs are exacerbated when tools are poorly managed, which, for example, can lead to inadequate use of tools, safety …

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 …