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Abdul-Rahman, H and Alidrisyi, M N (1994) A perspective of material management practices in a fast developing economy: the case of Malaysia. Construction Management and Economics, 12(05), 413-22.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: contractordeveloping country; ; Malaysia; material management
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446199400000051
  • Abstract:

    Many management-related problems exist amongst local contractors in developing countries. Problems vary in nature and intensity but are usually associated with inefficient management of construction resources including materials, labour, plant and sub-contractors. This paper deals with material management practices in the construction industry in Malaysia. A questionnaire survey and interviews were conducted with local practising public works contractors to examine the management of materials and to identify the nature of problems associated with material management. Problems identified included delay in the delivery of materials, the lack of use of advanced planning techniques, material variances and computers. There is a need for an improved material management approach by contractors in a developing country.