Investigating the role of ICT in improving productivity in construction supply chains in Australian construction industry.

Maqsood, Tayyab and Walker, Derek H.T. and Finegan, Andrew D (2003) Investigating the role of ICT in improving productivity in construction supply chains in Australian construction industry. [Conference Paper]

Abstract

The Australian construction industry is a fragmented and profoundly competitive industry with high levels of subcontracting resulting in complex supply chain formations. Traditional methods and forms of communication are being proven as inefficient and losing their charm while participants face heavy volumes of communications that often occurs on a daily basis between trading partners in a supply chain on projects. Information Communication Technologies (ICT), due to their robustness and the ability to quickly disseminate data/information, have the capacity to address highlighted communication issues in a structured and an efficient manner. Timesavings produced by these can be directly translated in terms of productivity gain. This paper presents perceptions of subcontractors working in the construction industry in Melbourne Australia on the use of ICT obtained through an exploratory study.

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Item Type: Conference Paper
Collection: CRC for Construction Innovation
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation; Program A : Business and Industry Development; Project 2001-004-A : Knowledge Management and Innovation Diffusion
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