The potential impact of electronic procurement and global sourcing within the UK construction industry.

McIntosh, G and Sloan, Brian (2001) The potential impact of electronic procurement and global sourcing within the UK construction industry. In: Proceedings 17th ARCOM Annual Conference, 5-7 September 2001, University of Salford.

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There is an ever-increasing amount of applications for Information Technology (IT) for use in procurement systems in all forms of business. This paper describes the role Electronic Procurement and Global Sourcing techniques can play in the United Kingdom Construction Industry. E-Procurement is not new as a concept in industry as it has been apparent in one form or another for around 30 years. Such forms have included Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) which is still used but is increasingly being replaced by Internet-based tools as the technology makes advances. Internet E-Procurement offers the prospect of Global Sourcing, in that normal restrictive boundaries can be crossed offering the advantage of world-wide human, material, energy and capital resources. Procurement methods in the construction industry have been changing from the traditional Competitive Tendering system to that of Design and Build or Management Contracting. For the construction industry, E-Procurement can complement these methods and offer the construction industry the advantage of improved buying standards, improved buying efficiency, increased business profile, opening new markets and the opportunity to avoid and manage risks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Print ISSN: 095341616X
Additional Information: in Akintoye, A (Ed.), 17th Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2001, University of Salford. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 1, 231-40.
Uncontrolled Keywords: electronic procurement; global sourcing;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 338 Production
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Item ID: 1993
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2008 10:49
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2010 10:29

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