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The knowledge of materials management in construction industry

Md Said, Naziroh and Radzuan, Kamaruddin (2017) The knowledge of materials management in construction industry. In: Symposium on Technology Management & Logistics (STML–Go Green) 2016, 6th - 7th December 2016, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Malaysia.

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The construction project involves many stages and complex. In construction, materials management is very important, especially in terms of planning and scheduling reservation stock, the required quantity and composition at the construction site. There are reports stated that some contractors do not have the knowledge or do not have experience in managing the materials.The aim of this study is to identify the level of materials management knowledge among contractors.Besides that, the purpose of this study is also to identify the consequent of poor materials management in the construction industry and to investigate the relationship between materials management knowledge with poor materials management in construction industry.This study was conducted in Kedah and there are three companies that had been interviewed for this study. Data were analyzed using average index. From this study, the method being studied is an analysis of Activities Based Costing (ABC), Just in Time analysis (JIT), Economic Order Quantity analysis (EOQ), and First In First Out analysis (FIFO).The study found that companies that adopt materials management having a lower materials waste.This shows that the contractor has the knowledge in terms of materials management.In the future research, it is recommended to determine additional analysis that is pertinent to current knowledge of materials management among contractors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0910-37-6 Organized by: School of Technology Management & Logistics, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: materials management, construction industry, level of knowledge
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Mr. Kamaruddin Radzuan
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 01:20
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2017 01:20

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