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The impact of cloud computing technology to precast supply chain management

Abedi, Muhammad and Fathi, Mohamad Syazli and Muhamad Rawai, Norshakila (2013) The impact of cloud computing technology to precast supply chain management. International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 2 (4A). pp. 13-16. ISSN 0972-0626

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Poor integrations and lack of collaboration are the major obstacles within the precast construction projects. Inorder to improve collaboration among precast supply chain stakeholders on the various phases of precast construction(planning, design, manufacturing, transportation, installation and construction), a system are needed for an effectivecommunication and accessing to up to date information. This paper is aimed to explore the potential of the cloud computingtechnology as the construction collaboration tools for precast supply chain management. The research findings areestablished according to the study of comprehensive literature on information technology, supply chain management and precast construction industry. Findings shows that the poor planning and scheduling, high cost of precast concretecomponents, the poor design, lack of architectural creativities, the poor production timing, large size and heavy precastcomponents, wrong deliveries, poor on site coordination and collaboration, poor specialised contactors and lack of goodcommunication among parties are the main barriers within the precast supply chain. These barriers within the precast supplychain phases may result to adverse consequences on the performance of precast project delivery. Hence, the cloud computingtechnology was found to have huge potential to provide efficient collaboration systems within the precast construction.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:H Social Sciences
ID Code:40747
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:20 Aug 2014 08:15
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