Partnership is More Important than Digital Innovation when it comes to Complex Construction Projects
Across all industries, construction management has perhaps been the slowest to adopt digital technologies, and many opportunities exist to drive out inefficiencies. Due to the multi-stakeholder and shifting nature of roles and responsibilities over the life of construction projects, numerous […]
The Supply Chain Team's Impact on Capital Projects
In industries that are going through a lot of Capital Expenditure investments, including construction of pipelines, LNG facilities, and mining operations, the role of procurement on the success of the organization is somewhat different. The supply chain function impacts a […]
Who Owns Contract Management of Major Projects: Procurement or the Business?
Proponents of integrated supply management propose that successful Contract Management (both pre and post award) requires a collaboration between the business functions (Engineering, Operations, Maintenance) that have the need (demand, specifications & service levels) that require contracting with third party […]
Will Purchasing Be Replaced by Agile Contracting and Relationship Management?
I had the opportunity to visit with Tim Cummins and Katherine Kawamoto from IACCM, who came by the SCRC offices yesterday to chat. We spent some time catching up on recent events in the news, and also had the opportunity […]
The View from Houston: DHL Global Energy Conference 2015
I had the opportunity to speak to a group of oil and gas executives at the DHL Global Energy conference this week, held in the Petroleum Club. I was joined by one of my former NC State students, Scott Frahm, […]
Spectra Energy Supplier Forum: Driving Collaborative Project Management
I had the pleasure and honor of attending the 2nd annual Supplier Forum, hosted by Union Gas & Spectra Energy in Hamilton, Ontario at the end of April. The meeting was intended to bring together senior executive’s from Union Gas’s […]