Partnering and supply chain management

Partnering brings many advantages, such as cost and time savings and improved customer satisfaction. Partnering is based on collaborative methods of working that help drive integrated supply chain involvement resulting in optimum project solutions which meet the client’s business objectives.

Collaboration in the design process means that risks and issues can be identified and resolved earlier, culminating in less redesign and fewer claims when problems occur, which means that construction costs can be estimated more accurately. This is achieved by getting designers, main contractors and specialist sub-contractors committed to the project at an early stage. The project will gain much from the experience and skills of the specialists, solving design issues before they arise and advising on life cycle costs.

This section is maintained by Nigel Barr of Stradia Ltd.