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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2017 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 482-490
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2017.482.490
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Improvement for the Supply Chain Collaboration on the Construction Projects for the Government of Botswana

Haijun Wang and Masego Neo Motlhagodi

Background and Objective: Communication issues have been revealed as some of the problems within some government projects in Botswana. However, a proper and formal collaboration is one of the important features in supply chain management which can decrease these issues. Therefore, this study was proposed to build up a way of motivating long-term supply chain relations within construction projects. This was in order to bid for an arrangement that will enhance improvement in construction project management. The contractors’ collaborative activities were investigated because they are one of the main parties in a main contract with the government. They are also forming another platform for a construction supply chain by dealing with sub-contractors and suppliers. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted through an empirical investigation. Data were collected from contractors engaged in local government projects. Closed-ended questionnaires were dispersed so that comparison of characteristics could be done to look for patterns that give significance to the study. About 82 questionnaires were circulated but atleast 38 responses were received as acceptable. A sample t-test was used to check if a sample mean is significantly different from an assumed mean which was fixed at 95%. One-way ANOVA test was also carried out to investigate the fairness of different population means. Results: The findings of this study work concluded that lack of proper supply chain collaboration in construction projects still exist. The findings of this research study were unique in their nature because they lead in a recommendation to promote business continuity in construction projects. Conclusion: Values that are associated with global development mechanisms, like a strong supply chain within construction sector have to be stimulated and held in high esteem in construction projects. If prepared earnestly, positive outcomes of overcoming time delays and cost overruns will be achieved. Overall population was not surveyed therefore the small sample size restricts the prospect for generalisation but it opens up for future research.
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Haijun Wang and Masego Neo Motlhagodi, 2017. Improvement for the Supply Chain Collaboration on the Construction Projects for the Government of Botswana. Journal of Applied Sciences, 17: 482-490.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2017.482.490






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