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CCTV Headquarters in Beijing, China
Construction of the CCTV Headquarters

Closer look at the fragmented supply chains in construction

Construction is a magnificent profession. Certain buildings feed the imagination, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the CCTV Headquarters in Beijing.

But not everything is all right in the construction process. The major cause can be summarized with the word “fragmentation”. The construction industry is strongly divided up in at least three ways:

  • different processes

  • different parties

  • different projects

The major challenges are lowering failure costs, increasing productivity and enhancing innovative capacity.

Read the full article for solutions to tackle the aforementioned challenges. We will present two important organizational developments.

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Supply Chain Innovation: How Technology Can Create a Sustainable Future

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