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Study on construction supply chain cost management based on lean thinking

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2 Author(s)
Yan Chen ; School of Management, Qingdao Technological University, China ; Zhan-gong Xu

Currently, cost management is playing an import role in building the overall competence of construction supply chain (CSC). In order to solve the major problems of cost management in our CSC, we propose that lean thinking be applied to CSC cost management so as to improve cost competence of our CSC by eliminating all forms of non-value added activities and wastes across the entire supply chain. This paper first analyzes the major problems of our CSC cost management. Then it introduces the idea and characteristics of lean CSC cost management. Finally, it elaborates four main aspects of implementing lean CSC cost management, including lean procurement cost management, lean design cost management, lean construction cost management and lean service cost management.

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Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IE&EM), 2011 IEEE 18Th International Conference on  (Volume:Part 3 )

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3-5 Sept. 2011