Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Value-driven vs. market-driven purchasing of kitchen cabinets
Linköping University.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
Linköping University.
2010 (English)In: Proceedings IGLC-18: 18th Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction / [ed] Ken Walsh; Thais Alves, Haifa: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology , 2010, 202-211 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In economic and management literature, the relationship between supplier and buyer can be more or less intimate. It can vary from market-driven with a constant change of suppliers to a value-driven relationship with one sole supplier. Purchasing strategies of construction companies have often been described as short-sighted, where price is the most considered aspect. Recent lean management literature promote value-driven purchasing, since it provides benefits such as just-in-time delivery, zero defects and customized products through close technical collaboration. This article hypothesises that value-driven purchasing of customized kitchen cabinets is more profitable than market-driven purchasing in industrialized housing construction. The hypothesis is examined through a case study of kitchen carpentry at one of Sweden‘s largest producers of industrialized prefabricated multi-storey housing. By comparing characteristics of market-driven vs. value-driven purchasing, this article aims to further clarify the benefits and drawbacks of these two strategies. At the case company, kitchens are ordered cabinet-by-cabinet and then installed inside the factory. The company is considering the possibility of a long-term relationship with a smaller local supplier that can deliver a new kind of innovative kitchen cabinet solution that is prefabricated. If the local supplier can meet the expectations of just-in-time delivery, zero defects and a product -tailor-made‖ for the housing company, there is much to gain.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Haifa: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology , 2010. 202-211 p.
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Timber Structures
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34638Scopus ID: 84866116265Local ID: 8e62d3c0-dac8-11df-8b36-000ea68e967bISBN: 978-965-555-495-3 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-34638DiVA: diva2:1007889
Conference
Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction : 14/07/2010 - 16/07/2010
Note
Godkänd; 2010; 20101018 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(161 kB)84 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 161 kBChecksum SHA-512
78e9737b6f7dd34dda60ba770e5a306a442cb4344c09e5ee88968b66f7071da50d8e02cd6cb1a104d2b3a06f10244bcacd00f0bd00a5d09b4171ea1930ca2734
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Scopushttp://www.iglc.net/conferences/IGLC%2018/Conference%20Papers/

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Björnfot, Anders
By organisation
Structural and Construction Engineering
Building Technologies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 84 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 24 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf