Key factors and Challenges in Supply Chain Management practices specific to prefabricated projects

Volume: 10 | Issue: 01 | Year 2024 | Subscription
International Journal of Town Planning and Management
Received Date: 03/30/2024
Acceptance Date: 04/15/2024
Published On: 2024-04-23
First Page: 26
Last Page: 40

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By: Simran Jauhari and Abhijit Rastogi


Abstract: This study embarks on a critical examination of Supply Chain Management (SCM) within the realm of prefabricated housing and building (PHB), acknowledging its pivotal role in the overall construction industry. Employing qualitative review methods, it strives to unravel the intricate relationship between SCM practices and the success of prefabricated construction projects. The focus is on advocating for a systematic approach to comprehend SCM adoption comprehensively. At its core, this research endeavours to meticulously analyse how SCM practices directly impact the outcomes of prefab construction projects. A case study sourced from the Australian prefabricated building construction sector acts as a practical demonstration, showcasing the real-world applicability of the proposed model. Moreover, the article supplements this by offering an illustrative case study, reinforcing the efficacy of the model in practice. The findings underscore SCM’s critical significance in enhancing project performance, especially within inter-supply chain (SC) and intra-SC scenarios. It sheds light on how SCM practices intricately influence both time and cost aspects within pre-fabricated building projects, emphasizing their indispensable role in project success. Additionally, the study casts a spotlight on the evolving landscape of risk and resilience within the construction supply chain. It underscores the industry’s growing challenges in effectively managing uncertainty, highlighting the need for robust strategies to navigate these complexities. A distinctive feature of this research lies in its methodological approach, leveraging the combined strengths of the Delphi technique and thematic analysis. This framework offers a robust and holistic understanding of the challenges pervading the prefabricated construction industry’s SCM landscape. Ultimately, the research aims not only to identify but also to analyze the key hurdles encountered in SCM within pre-construction projects. It seeks to offer actionable recommendations geared towards overcoming these challenges, presenting a valuable contribution to enhancing SCM practices within the prefabricated construction sector.

Keywords: Construction, Supply Chain Management, Project Success, Stakeholders, Materials, Logistics, Practices



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