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Impact Analysis of Complexity Drivers in the Supply Chain of Prefabricated Houses

Benjamin S. Stroebele and Andreas J. Kiessling

Journal of Management and Strategy, 2017, vol. 8, issue 1, 1-9

Abstract: The lack of living space has recently increased particularly in urban centers. This deficiency cannot be remedied with the productivity status quo in the construction industry. One opportunity to significantly increase the productivity of the construction industry is the industrial modular construction. In order to achieve increased productivity, the value chain must act across the entire organization. A supply chain management is required to exploit the potential of the prefabricated construction. In order to develop a specific supply chain management, the corresponding complexity factors along the value chain must be known. The aim of the study is to quantify the essential factors which influence the value chain for prefabricated houses and form a basis for the future development of a supply chain management. The results of this scientific work clearly show that although an industrial modular production is carried out, the highest complexity drivers are still found on the construction site as well as in the logistics from the module production to the construction site. In addition, it is also apparent that special requirements as well as the size of the modules are decisive factors and as such need to be considered during the future development of the supply chain management concept.

Keywords: supply chain management; prefabrication; modular housing; complexity; measurement (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.5430/jms.v8n1p1

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