College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Paul Redden, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Every day the construction industry develops new ideas and theories toward innovation in increased efficiency and quality for its projects. One method is supply chain management, which focuses on the relationships between partnerships along the supply chain. The theory was first developed in the manufacturing industry and this paper will highlight the reasons behind its fragmented adoption in the construction industry. The overall supply chain typically contains short supply chains that are dismissed upon project completion. Some companies have partially adopted the theory into their work practices but has been unable to fully adopt the theory as a whole. There have been many theories as to why supply chain management has not been able to be fully adopted and the research is aimed to understand the complications associated with it. The complications presented from the research include market conditions, competition and fairness, and workforce limitations. Insights from research gain perspective in how full adoption has been limited, the partial adoption enables partnerships to benefit multiple companies and increase productivity, prevent delays, and reduce additional costs. The challenges that restrict adoption highlight the necessity of said restrictions and cause other issues to rise.

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