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Supply Chain collaboration and Management (SCM) in Iran construction industry, a survey

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Babol University of Technology, Babol, IRAN
  • 2 Construction Engineering and Management Program, Tabari University of Higher Education, Babol, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (12), Pages 41-54, December,2 (2015)


This paper is aimed to focus towards the adoption and implementation of supply chain management (SCM) in Iran construction industry. The findings are based on literature review and views of construction companies in Iran. Our finding suggest that though construction companies have limited knowledge of SCM and need better conceptual understanding to reap the benefits of SCM .In addition to above the research focuses to explore and investigate different problems which might affect the supply chain management (SCM) process in the built environment industry, in particular, the construction companies in Iran. It appears that construction supply chain management (SCM)in Iran is still at its infancy and must some awareness of the philosophy of SCM be informed. Contractors identified the procurement (purchasing) is the most favorable SCM functionality and improved production planning as key targets for the application of SCM in construction. Barriers Faced during implementation included: Poor understanding of the concept, low workplace culture, Lack of top management commitment, and an inappropriate support structures. Training and education at all levels in the industry are necessary to overcome these barriers.


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