Sustainable Construction Supply Chains through Synchronized Production Planning and Control in Engineer-to-Order Enterprises
MetadataShow full item record
SubjectConstruction; Supply chain management; Engineer-to-order; Sustainability; Resource efficiency; Just-in-time; Constant work in progress
Sustainability in the supply chain is becoming more and more important for industrial enterprises in different sectors. This research article focuses on construction supply chains (CSCs) in the Engineer-to-Order (ETO) industry, where every product is almost unique based on specific customer needs and requirements. The development of methods and approaches for more sustainable supply chain management in construction is becoming even more important. Engineering, fabrication of parts and their installation on-site are not always well synchronized in ETO supply chains. The results of such supply chains are long lead times, inefficient material transport and high and uncontrolled levels of work-in-progress (WIP). This article describes a conceptual approach to synchronize demand on-site with supply in manufacturing using the CONstantWork In Progress (ConWIP) concept from Lean Management to achieve Just-in-Time (JIT) supply. As a result, sustainable supply chains in ETO enterprises, with optimizations from an economic, ecological and social point of view, can be designed. The approach has been validated in an industrial case study.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Industry 4.0 Fostering Construction Supply Chain Management: Lessons Learned From Engineer-to-Order Suppliers Dallasega P (2018)Industry 4.0 will certainly transform the manufacturing industry but it will also have an impact on the construction industry and its connected supply chains. However, construction faces different problems than manufacturing. ...
Dallasega P; Rauch E; Frosolini M (2018)Engineer-to-order (ETO) construction companies are characterized by an off-site and on-site production. Often, budget deviations for installation works on-site are identified in a late stage when improvement actions cannot ...
Extending the reach of multi-tier sustainable supply chain management – Insights from mineral supply chains Sauer PC; Seuring S (2019)Triadic or tetradic multi-tier sustainable supply chain management (MT-SSCM) research emerged recently to reach out towards raw material suppliers and to address their often severe sustainability impacts. This is especially ...