SOURCE: Supply Chain Digital

Supply Chain Digital

April 24, 2012 13:12 ET

Consolidation of Supply Operations Yields Dramatic Gains, in Supply Chain Digital

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - As the UK economy stands on the edge of a double dip recession, the construction industry is under ever greater pressure to drive down costs, minimise risk and improve delivery timescales. Many of the larger construction companies have begun to embrace standardisation, using Integrated Building Architectures to enable effective use of new technology and facilities standards to future proof buildings, offer commercialisation opportunities and transform security and energy consumption management.

Yet cost of deployment remains a problem for the industry: the inherent inefficiency of the supply chain, with its multiple, role-specific sub-contractors is adding an estimated 10 per cent to costs. As Kari Baden, Managing Director of Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure, explains, unless the construction industry begins to transform supply chain efficiency and rationalise suppliers, it will struggle to leverage the benefits of the 'Integrated Building Architecture' to drive down costs and improve the long term viability of buildings.

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Supply Chain Digital is a leading digital media source of news and content for C-level executives focused on business and industry-specific issues such as: Logistics and Distribution; Procurement; Warehousing and Storage; and Outsourcing. Supply Chain Digital is the industry-dedicated arm of the White Digital Media Group. Founded in 2007 by entrepreneur Glen White, White Digital Media retains a diversified portfolio of websites, magazines, daily news feeds and weekly e-newsletters that leverage technology to innovatively deliver high-quality content, analytical data, and industry news.

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