The Social Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 5
Page No. 776 - 780

Preliminary Study to Identify Challenges and Limitation Factors of Supply Chain Flexibility in Industrialised Building System (IBS)

Authors : U. Kassim, C.S. Abdullah and Z.M. Udin

Abstract: The preliminary study is to identify the challenge factors and the limitations of supply chain practices in the Industrialised Building Systems (IBS). This field study was conducted directly between the researchers with 30 respondents, representing 30 IBS companies in the Peninsular of Malaysia. A preliminary list of IBS companies were obtained from the IBS Centre located in Kuala Lumpur (CIDB). Data obtained from the pilot study were analyzed using SPSS (Statistical Package For Social Science Version 18.0). From the analysis, it was found that the three factors do exist, there are inflexible facilities organizational capability factor and communication capability factor. This has been identified as the main obstacles in IBS acceptance in Malaysia. The IBS company also has yet to make full use of Information Technology (IT) at its maximum level at which the usage is limited only to accommodate design activities. It has been observed that the Information Technology equipment (IT) has not been used either in logistics or supply chain activities. The developers and contractors only chose IBS after obtaining a certain level of understanding and awareness of the advantages and effectiveness of IBS utilization. IBS supply chain problems can be solved by creating a flow of a flexible supply chain that is perfect and effective. It is hoped that this research could become a pioneering study for future research to further improve the performance of Malaysia’s IBS industry development to a greater height.

How to cite this article:

U. Kassim, C.S. Abdullah and Z.M. Udin, 2017. Preliminary Study to Identify Challenges and Limitation Factors of Supply Chain Flexibility in Industrialised Building System (IBS). The Social Sciences, 12: 776-780.

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