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Conference Paper: Super-charging supply chains - through 'relational integration' for 'overall value'

TitleSuper-charging supply chains - through 'relational integration' for 'overall value'
Authors
KeywordsIntegration
Relational
RIVANS
Teamworking
Value networks
Issue Date2009
PublisherTU Delft Faculty of Architecture, Real Estate & Housing.
Citation
The International Conference on Changing Roles: New Roles; New Challenges, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 5-9 October 2009. In Conference Proceedings, 2009, p. 397-408 How to Cite?
Abstract‘Relational integration’ means more than mere ‘structural integration’; and is needed for generating ‘genuine’ and sustainable collaboration in construction. However, higher levels of integration can evidently not be reached without a specially formulated and consolidated set of focal points. Relational integration and convergent agendas can therefore be targeted through directing a common focus on the ‘overall value’ of the ‘supply network’. To this end, ‘Relationally Integrated Value Networks’ (RIVANS) are conceptualised to engage and empower their members towards both short-term and long-term overall ‘network value elements’ that must be suitably structured and made explicit. These common network value elements and corresponding goals should then loom larger in project landscapes, but should also be designed to co-exist with each set of network member-specific value objectives. Whilst aligning the latter as much as possible towards the former, it is recognised that each organisation e.g. a sub-contractor or specialist supplier, will have some other (‘extra-network’ or ‘beyond network’) needs; and may indeed be part of other value networks. However, each network can benefit from healthy inputs from, and benchmarking against other networks. Secondly, the strengths of each network will be enhanced by the steady development of each of its members. The paper will explore the potential and pitfalls in developing such RIVANS, incorporating relevant outputs from two case studies of enlightened teamworking, and two subsequent Workshops deliberating RIVANS possibilities. The needs for, and potential impacts of the RIVANS initiative are heightened in the present major economic downturn, and indeed during other periodic troughs in industry and market cycles. Relationally integrated networks should be more resilient in withstanding such pressures, while achieving critical efficiencies for reaching necessarily higher performance levels in general.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/128019

 

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dc.contributor.authorKumaraswamy, MMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorAnvuur, AMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorSmyth, HJen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T14:00:10Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T14:00:10Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe International Conference on Changing Roles: New Roles; New Challenges, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 5-9 October 2009. In Conference Proceedings, 2009, p. 397-408en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/128019-
dc.description.abstract‘Relational integration’ means more than mere ‘structural integration’; and is needed for generating ‘genuine’ and sustainable collaboration in construction. However, higher levels of integration can evidently not be reached without a specially formulated and consolidated set of focal points. Relational integration and convergent agendas can therefore be targeted through directing a common focus on the ‘overall value’ of the ‘supply network’. To this end, ‘Relationally Integrated Value Networks’ (RIVANS) are conceptualised to engage and empower their members towards both short-term and long-term overall ‘network value elements’ that must be suitably structured and made explicit. These common network value elements and corresponding goals should then loom larger in project landscapes, but should also be designed to co-exist with each set of network member-specific value objectives. Whilst aligning the latter as much as possible towards the former, it is recognised that each organisation e.g. a sub-contractor or specialist supplier, will have some other (‘extra-network’ or ‘beyond network’) needs; and may indeed be part of other value networks. However, each network can benefit from healthy inputs from, and benchmarking against other networks. Secondly, the strengths of each network will be enhanced by the steady development of each of its members. The paper will explore the potential and pitfalls in developing such RIVANS, incorporating relevant outputs from two case studies of enlightened teamworking, and two subsequent Workshops deliberating RIVANS possibilities. The needs for, and potential impacts of the RIVANS initiative are heightened in the present major economic downturn, and indeed during other periodic troughs in industry and market cycles. Relationally integrated networks should be more resilient in withstanding such pressures, while achieving critical efficiencies for reaching necessarily higher performance levels in general.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherTU Delft Faculty of Architecture, Real Estate & Housing.en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the International Conference on Changing Roles: New Roles; New Challengesen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectIntegration-
dc.subjectRelational-
dc.subjectRIVANS-
dc.subjectTeamworking-
dc.subjectValue networks-
dc.titleSuper-charging supply chains - through 'relational integration' for 'overall value'en_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailKumaraswamy, MM: mohan@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailAnvuur, AM: a.anvuur@ucl.ac.uk-
dc.identifier.emailSmyth, HJ: h.smyth@ucl.ac.uk-
dc.identifier.authorityKumaraswamy, MM=rp00126en_HK
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros171948en_HK
dc.identifier.spage397en_HK
dc.identifier.epage408en_HK
dc.description.otherThe International Conference on Changing Roles: New Roles; New Challenges, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 5-9 October 2009. In Conference Proceedings, 2009, p. 397-408-

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