||..Chapter One - Introduction * Aim and objectives of the book * Motivations and rationale * Definition of terms * Structure of the book .Chapter Two - Supply Chain Concepts. * Literature review * Philosophy or technique? * Symptoms of failure in identifying supply chain issues * Value chains * Contractual dilemmas * Links to partnering and clusters .Chapter Three - SCM Origins and Development. * Denning * Total Quality Management * Japanese motor manufacturing * Emergent ideas and techniques .Chapter Four - Structures. * Pre SCM project team structures * Structures for effective SCM * Public and private sector issues for SCM .Chapter Five - SCM and the UK construction industry. * Pre-Egan procurement * Emerging pressures for reform * Supply chain characteristics * Post-Egan supply chain initiatives * Building Down Barriers * Product development * Off-site manufacture * Lean construction * Sustainability issues (topical and related to waste) .Chapter Six - Effectiveness of construction networks. * Classification of networks * Competing and complimentary networks * Project governance * Effectiveness and appropriateness of financial incentives .Chapter Seven - Creating the conditions for SCM to add value. * Single point responsibility imperative * Integration of specialist expertise * Importance of design and design management * Knowledge management within supply chains .Chapter Eight - SCM Case studies. * Case studies dealing with the following areas: * Construction management * Developers and the principal contractor approach * Retailers * Design and Build * Turn-key approach * PFI .Chapter Nine - Future trends: speculative and deductive. * Procurement issues and SCM * Knowledge management networks: innovation and financial competitiveness * Continuous improvement techniques * SCM and profitability * Organisational network analysis and SCM .Chapter Ten - Summary and Conclusions.