Study on the Information Technology-Based Lean Construction Supply Chain Management Model

  • Chen Yan
  • Xu Zhangong
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 157)


Lean supply chain management, originally generated from manufacturing, has been proved to be an effective supply chain management model mainly by eliminating all forms of wastes in the entire supply chain. This paper first analyzes the status quo and major problems of our construction supply chain. Then it introduces the idea of lean construction supply chain management. Based on this, it puts forward the information technology-based lean construction supply chain management (IT-based LCSCM) model and elaborates its structure. Finally, the paper fully discusses the main issues of the implementation of this IT-based LCSCM model, including constructing lean supply chain network node enterprises and establishing lean supply chain linkages among construction supply chain parties.


Supply Chain Supply Chain Management Entire Supply Chain General Contractor Member Enterprise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of ManagementQingdao Technological UniversityQingdao CityP.R. China

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