Modelling a Construction Materials Supply Chain for a Construction Project under VMI

The construction industry is one of the Chinese pillars of national economic development industry. Construction materials is known as the foundation of the construction industry, and the supply chain costs of construction materials account for a large proportion in the whole construction project, so reducing the supply chain cost of construction materials has become an inevitable trend in the reform and development of construction industry. This paper adopts the method of the supply chain operations reference model and is guided by the vendor managed inventory (VMI) philosophy to model the construction materials supply chain based on each kind of construction materials, include stock, standard and customized construction materials. Comparing with the traditional inventory management in construction industry which means every enterprises in the supply chain only cares and manages the inventory of its own, under the VMI the flow of information is more clear and direct, and suppliers in the whole supply chain, combining with the actual needs can develop more efficient inventory procurement and delivery plans resulted in saving the unnecessary waste and duplication. This study can provide basis for future developing information system in construction industry.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 851-856
  • Monograph Title: ICTE 2015

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01579425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479384
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2015 3:02PM