1st Edition

Managing Project Supply Chains

By Ron Basu Copyright 2011
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    by Routledge

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    The success of any project relies on the punctual, accurate and cost-effective delivery of materials, systems and facilities. Typically, a major project involves several stakeholders working together with controlled resources to deliver a completed project. It has many suppliers, contractors and customers; it has procurement and supply, demand planning and scheduling; it often lasts several years and has long lead times. Managing Project Supply Chains demonstrates how customised supply chain management can be applied to project management, ensuring project resources are delivered as required, reducing delays and costs and promoting a successful outcome.

    Contents: The role of supply chain as a value driver; The building blocks of a project supply chain; Project planning chain; Project delivery chain; Supply chain integration: systems and procedures; Supply chain integration: quality and performance management; Supply chain integration: regular reviews; Lean and agile project supply chain; Implementation: making it happen; References; Index.


    Ron Basu is founder of the consulting company, Performance Excellence Limited and a Visiting Professor at the SKEMA Business School in Lille, Northern France. He is the author or co-author of seven management books published through Gower, Butterworth Heinemann, Thomson Publishing and Elsevier.

    ’This book is one of the most comprehensive texts available presenting supply chain management as the key interface between operations and the projects.’ Consulting Ahead Magazine, India ’I find myself using this much as you would a text book after having taken a class, as a reference tool...Project managers who are new to dealing with supply chain could benefit from reading this book...I found the information well grounded and a reinforcement to many of my experiences with supply chain.’ Project Management World Journal, October 2012 ’Basu’s study on the management of project supply chains could provide important insights in how to improve efficacy in construction supply chains.’ Construction Management and Economics, vol. 31 no. 11