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An innovative supply chain strategy for customized housing

Naim, Mohamed Mohamed and Barlow, James 2003. An innovative supply chain strategy for customized housing. Construction Management and Economics 21 (6) , pp. 593-602. 10.1080/0144619032000134129

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There has recently been considerable interest in construction research in paradigms developed for the manufacturing sector. Using lean thinking and agile production as examples of innovative organizational and business process design, this paper explores their commonalities and differences. In this way, it is possible to judge which paradigm is the most appropriate for given market conditions. By presenting action research outputs from a project on the UK house‐building industry, the paper indicates the potential application of both lean and agile construction from a supply chain perspective. The paper concludes that house‐building supply chains have to be engineered according to whether the market objectives are low cost, flexibility or a combination of the two.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Uncontrolled Keywords: Customization; house building; supply chain; lean and agile; process innovation
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0144-6193
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:25

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