CHAPTER 10

Campaign supply chains: demand-side

How to deliver-in-full-on-time, every time, to project sites

One type of supply chain that has so far escaped formal attention is that which services the construction of major capital projects. I’ve called it campaign because we’re talking big: big in scale, big in complexity, big in dollars. And long in timeframe. To top it off, each one is unique. Capital projects can be Greenfield industrial sites or Brownfield projects, involving major overhauls of existing industrial facilities. It’s surprising that for such a rich industry – where an estimated $1 trillion is spent in any one year – the construction industry has been relatively stagnant in its innovation compared with the strides made by other ...

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