Towards a balanced supply and demand within construction contracting
Paper in proceedings, 2017

The study explores the role of the bid preparation process (BPP) in the Engineer-to-Order sector for achieving supply-demand balance and business alignment. Based on literature and a case study from the construction industry, three main decisions within the bid preparation process are found to have mid-term impacts on supply-demand balancing and business alignment. The bid/no-bid decision regulates demand by validating and prioritizing projects, and capturing valid project specifications. The decisions of team formation and construction methods regulate supply by identifying mid-term resource needs, optimizing resource utilization, and establishing delivery plans.

Tactical Planning

Case Study

Engineer-to-Order

Author

Hafez Shurrab

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Mats Johansson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

Patrik Jonsson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Supply and Operations Management

24th EurOMA conference, July 3-5, Edinburgh, Scotland

Subject Categories

Other Mechanical Engineering

Construction Management

Areas of Advance

Transport

Production

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Created

10/30/2017