materials supplier, designer, etc.) in managing the chain (Bertelsen Nielsen, 1997; Bertelsen., 1993; Manavazhi Adhikari, 2002; Sambasivan Soon, 2007). Issues on: (1) key supply chain members with whom to link processes; (2) processes that should be linked with each of these key SC members; and (3) level of coordination which should be applied for each process link, are among essential areas to be explored. With regard to the industry coverage, this particular study focus on a specific industry, that is construction. Supply chain coordination (SCC) has become a critical success factor for the supply chain management (SCM) with the movement from the independent operations strategies to integrated supply chain strategies (da Silveira Arkader, 2007). This phenomenon demonstrates the importance of suppliers and subcontractors as catalysts in influencing a firms (contractors) capabilities and efficiencies. The tools which were used in this project work were the swot analysis, Percentage analysis and chi square test. Unfortunately, his study has limit marketing resources to market orientation alone.
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Finance Insurance, utilities Transport, human Resources. This chapter is segregated into several essential sub-topics which initially looking into the goodness fit of the data and eventually interpreting the results. Although several empirical studies in other industries such as manufacturing and retailing have shown that there is a positive relationship between procurement collaboration and coordination with performance (Power, 2008; Arshinder, Kanda, Deshmukh, 2006; Agan, 2005 research into this body of knowledge in the construction industry. Apart from that, the hypotheses of the study are presented in this chapter in addition to the research framework. Further, the research will only look from the perspective of the contractor from the G7 group with value of project worth RM10 million and above (cidb-Local Contractors, 2009). Below are the brief discussions of each chapter. The application of SCC in the construction industry serves another input for greater generalization of the concept. Nevertheless, it is usually the customer or buyer (contractor) that eventually makes the choice of whether to purchase from the suppliers.