The construction industry has constantly evolved over the years in response to the rise in customer demand. As a result of the increase in demand and the need to scale up and manage multiple construction projects, various construction companies have had to review their organisational structure and develop new management methodologies. The supply chain concept has evolved due to these compulsions.
Construction companies adopted the integrated supply chain management system and have realised over time that this has resulted in improving their efficiency of managing the various construction projects. More specifically it has helped them to manage the project execution and closure in time. The role of supply chain in construction is to ensure better coordination by the company of activities at site, reduce lead time, wastage during projects and timely closure. The effective implementation of supply chain methodologies has also helped the construction companies to improve the efficiency of the overall building processes. The transition from the traditional management of construction companies to a more integrated supply chain management system has been fraught with challenges and difficulties.