Keywords: cooperation, partnering, supply chain management, SCM, housing, sustainability, effectiveness, efficiency, value, building industry, construction industry, waste removal, productivity, sustainable development, environmental impact
Future cooperation trends in the building industry
Advanced forms of cooperation concepts have begun surfacing in the construction industry, inspired by cooperation between companies in other industries. The purpose is often of strategic character and these cooperation forms are hence long-term. These cooperation concepts are striving for continuous improvements in regard of both delivering more value to the client and removing waste in the supply chain. The experiences so far reveal that cost reduction up to 50% and reduction of lead time up to 80% is possible. This could set new standards for the construction industry and raise productivity.