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Cross-project collaboration in the Construction Sector : a 4C Control Tower for Construction Supply Chains

Staring, R.J. (2019) Cross-project collaboration in the Construction Sector : a 4C Control Tower for Construction Supply Chains.

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Abstract:This study goes in-depth into the topic of 4C and attempts to understand what the implications are of a form of a 4C for the construction industry to support inter-project collaborations. An abstract design of a 4C is made using a business model framework to describe the business logic. This design is validated with industry experts to understand what value, information and processes the control tower could be supported and to assess its applicability. The results point to many obstacles and uncertainties with regards to the development and use of the 4C control tower in the construction industry, including a lack of a clear governance model, a lack of a clear business case for the involved parties, improper chain-wide use of ICT, several (perceived) risks of data sharing, and a lack of data standardization. Instead of a central actor orchestrating the supply chains, this study finds that an industry-wide protocol is needed that dictates the information exchange among the parties. The implications of this for the industry, as well as for IT provider VanMeijel Automatisering are discussed.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Van Meijel Automatisering B.V., Emmeloord, The Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:55 traffic technology, transport technology, 58 process technology, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Information Technology MSc (60025)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/80242
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