Document Type

Conference Paper

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Construction engineering

Publication Details

The International Salford Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI) Research Symposium and International Built and Human Research Week,Salford University, Manchester

Abstract

The current methods of ordering, delivering and invoicing of materials in the construction industry is enormously inefficient, with vast quantities of paperwork, duplication of effort, scanning, re-keying and resolving mismatches between invoices, delivery dockets and purchase orders. This paper sets out the results of a successful 2005 pilot project which achieved a three-way electronic match of the purchase order, delivery note and supplier invoice information. The paper goes on to describe the opportunities and challenges of introducing such a system in the Irish construction industry

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