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Applying the Krajlic-model to the Construction sector - the case of a prefab housing factory
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Marketing and Industrial Economics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. (Marknadsföring och Logistik)
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Marketing and Industrial Economics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. (Marketing and Logistics)
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Industrial Marketing and Industrial Economics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2010 (English)In: Proceedings 26th Annual ARCOM Conference. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 2010, Vol. 2 / [ed] Charles Egbu, 2010, 1029-1037 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purchasing strategies in the construction industry have been considered by many writers in construction management as short-term and arms-length. However, a different picture is portrayed in the manufacturing industry, where the purchasing strategies are mostly long-term to secure supply for production. Industrialized building is at the crossroad between construction and manufacturing, which raises the question of what purchasing strategies are applied. The purpose of this study is to investigate how the Kraljic model (1983) can be applied in an industrialized housing factory. The purchasing strategies were studied through interviews with the CEO of a timber housing manufacturer in northern Sweden. Industrialized housing manufacturers can take advantage of standardized construction systems and secure production flows that eliminate waste and improve quality. Evidence proves that long-term relationships similar to those in the manufacturing industry also exist in the construction industry regarding factory production. The analysis of these strategies suggests that the total product offer, including logistic services, plays an important role in choosing supplier.

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2010. 1029-1037 p.
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construction materials, industrialized housing, purchasing strategies
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Other Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-62602ISBN: 978-0-9552390-4-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-62602DiVA: diva2:373546
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26th Annual ARCOM Conference, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 6-8 September 2010, Leeds, UK.
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Lean Wood Engineering
Available from: 2010-11-30 Created: 2010-11-30 Last updated: 2013-03-21

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Bildsten, LouiseRehme, JakobBrege, Staffan

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