Minimizing delays in the Jordanian construction industry by Adopting SCM tools

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Omar saleh alhawatmeh, Salman Riazi Mehdi Riazi


Jordan’s constructions sector is important and contributes significantly to the country's gross domestic product (GDP). However, the Jordanian public work and housing ministry and  most participants in the sector including engineers and contractors claim that most projects are delayed, resulting in time and cost overruns and additional efforts. The main causes of ' delay include poor scheduling and planning, change orders, weather, late deliveries and incompetent technical personnel. To address these challenges, the implementation of Supply chain management tools (SCM) is essential for addressing these problems. This paper offers SCM as a strong technique to reduce delays in constructing projects in Jordan. The study focuses on two important aspects; first, identifying the main causes of delays and, second, correctly outlining the responsibilities of SCM in construction project. The paper also coincides with the duties and responsibilities of an SCM tools and the reasons for the delays.

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