|Title||The Impact of Cloud Computing Technology to Precast Supply Chain Management|
|Authors||Abedi, M., Fathi, M.S. and Rawai, N.M.|
Poor integrations and lack of collaboration are the major obstacles within the precast construction projects. In order to improve collaboration among precast supply chain stakeholders on the various phases of precast construction (planning, design, manufacturing, transportation, installation and construction), a system are needed for an effective communication and accessing to up to date information. This paper is aimed to explore the potential of the cloud computing technology as the construction collaboration tools for precast supply chain management. The research findings are established according to the study of comprehensive literature on information technology, supply chain management and precast construction industry. Findings shows that the poor planning and scheduling, high cost of precast concrete components, the poor design, lack of architectural creativities, the poor production timing, large size and heavy precast components, wrong deliveries, poor on site coordination and collaboration, poor specialised contactors and lack of good communication among parties are the main barriers within the precast supply chain. These barriers within the precast supply chain phases may result to adverse consequences on the performance of precast project delivery. Hence, the cloud computing technology was found to have huge potential to provide efficient collaboration systems within the precast construction.
|Journal||International Journal of Construction Engineering and Management|
|Journal citation||2 (4A), pp. 13-16|
|Publisher||Scientific and Academic Publishing|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.5923/s.ijcem.201309.03|
|Web address (URL)||http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.s.ijcem.201309.03.html|