Supply Chains in Construction

Subject Coordinator: Associate Professor Robert Crawford

This subject explores the network of organisations involved, through upstream and downstream linkages, in the different processes and activities that contribute to the production of construction artifacts.

The subject aims to develop your understanding and awareness of the complex nature of these construction supply chains and how they may be better managed to improve productivity, value, efficiency and client satisfaction within the construction industry. You will be introduced to supply chain management and how it can be used to improve the performance of the construction industry. You will also gain some of the skills needed to map these supply chains and identify critical nodes.


This is the final presentation by Ruiling Guan in the subject Supply Chains in Construction in Semester 1 2020. In it, she proposes an approach for dealing with some of the issues within a hypothetical construction company. The solutions proposed are part of a broad supply chain management approach to business improvement.

Ruiling Guan Presentation