ServQ Alliance
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Strategy and Implementation

We have a small sample of papers, case studies, articles and books prepared by our Alliance members. We have listed them by sub-topic for ease of access.

Research and Analysis

An Investigation Into the Readiness of the Construction Industry for Concurrent Engineering
This paper won a prize medal at the Chartered Institute of Building for research and recommendation on how the participants in complex supply chains need to assess their individual and collective read
CIOB_Paper.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [338.2 KB]

Asset Planning and Management

Value Management as a Successful Project Intervention Strategy
A project intervention strategy based around supply chain management to help deliver "best value" projects.
vmasprojectintervention.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [106.6 KB]

Project Planning, Steering and Control

Managing Programmes
This white paper was prepared working with the University of Leeds team on Asset Management and Maintenance and assesses the differences between Programmes and their sub element - Projects.
ServQ White Paper - Project Management f[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [543.6 KB]

Scenario Planning and Tactical Response Options

Create Your Own Business Simulation Lab to Drill Your Teams in Better Decision Making
One of a series of four articles that Alliance team member Ken Thompson was asked to write for a major Business Journal in India - The Effective Executive.
EffectiveExecutive_Jan_2011 - BusSimLabs[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [534.6 KB]

Consortia Working

 

Crossley, A, Lynch, J, Hurrell, S & Edwards, R, 2016, ‘Assessing the Suitability of Supplier Consortia for Public Procurement Contracts’. in: Hamideh Afsarmanesh, Luis M Camarinha-Matos, António Lucas Soares (eds) Collaboration in a Hyperconnected World: 17th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2016, Porto, Portugal, October 3-5, 2016, Proceedings. Springer, pp. 189

Cosortia Bidding and System Design

Crossley, A, Coles, G, Edwards, R, Hurrell, S & Ruddle, N, 2015, ‘The Development and Adoption of a New Joint Bidding System for Public Contracts in Wales’. in: Luis Camarinha-Matos, Frederick Benaben, Willy Picard (eds) Risks and Resilience of Collaborative Networks: 16th IFIP WG5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises. Springer, Germany, pp. 622

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