Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 5 SI
Page No. 6916 - 6921

A Feasibility Study of Supply Chain Management (SCM) in Industrialized Building System (IBS) from Contractor’s Perspective: A Case Study

Authors : M.A. Fauzi, S.H. Hassan, J.N. Yunus, H. Sulaiman and M.Z. Hashim

Abstract: The success of a construction project is evaluated through parameters of quality, cost and time. Construction companies use modern tools and technologies to enhance the quality, cost and time in their supply chain. However, the fragmented situation in the construction has left the Industrialized Building System (IBS) supply chain troupes with obvious problems in term of effectiveness. Although, efforts have been undertaken to increase the IBS practice in Malaysia, the challenges of integration among the players have increased from IBS. The main study is to justify the importance of IBS to the economy and the issues in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) integration system of IBS in Malaysia. The aim of this study is to determine current opinion related to the key factors of IBS and SCM effectiveness from contractor’s perspective. The methodologies are based on detailed literature review, questionnaire, interviews and survey via e-mail which were conducted among the contractors who used IBS in their projects. Through literature review the definition, approach, development of IBS in the construction industry was studied. The results of the pilot study indicated that the importance of IBS to a company is an added value. The issues in the SCM integration system of IBS in Malaysia are price offered for IBS commercial conventional is the issue in the supply chain integration system of IBS. This result is determined by using Relative Important Index (RII) calculation. By analyzing the pilot study, the results indicate that the advantages of SCM are still far from being fully understood and recognized. To conclude the relationship between contractors and other IBS players influence the implementation of the SCM concept. Furthermore, SCM integrated with IBS can be remarkably effective in each quality stage in order to reduce the time and expenses.

How to cite this article:

M.A. Fauzi, S.H. Hassan, J.N. Yunus, H. Sulaiman and M.Z. Hashim, 2017. A Feasibility Study of Supply Chain Management (SCM) in Industrialized Building System (IBS) from Contractor’s Perspective: A Case Study. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12: 6916-6921.

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