Supply Chain and Business Models Work Stream

What do we do?

The Supply Chain and Business Models work stream is focussed on analysing and demonstrating how the construction process can and should change.  And change in a systemic way from an approach that focusses on the process of construction to one that focusses instead on the outcomes that are needed from the building/infrastructure.  It should place the customer, end-user and owner at the fore, delivering the best outcome for the customer: no-hassle, no surprises, high-quality, timely and cost-effective.

This change needs co-ordination and leadership both across the industry and the often-lengthy supply chains and it demands a new way of working.


Why is this important?

Changing ways of working is essential to deliver better outcomes for all those involved in the construction industry and especially for end-users and owners of buildings, whether in the public or private sector.  A key ambition is to ensure that construction and maintenance especially of large capital projects is quicker and more-efficient.  There’s also recognition from those constructing our buildings that there are better ways of working with building owners e.g. earlier collaboration, simplified procurement and whole-life costing.  These issues create a great opportunity for the construction industry.

How will we achieve this?

Initially the Supply Chain and Business Models work stream is focussing on a range of issues, including:

  • Working with the industry – owners of assets and the supply-chain to understand behaviours and how to create better outcomes
  • Working with academia and industry to find ‘what best looks like’ and examples of better business and collaboration models
  • Understating how businesses in the industry operate, what are the current models and how/where they can be improved
  • Developing an Implementation Plan for the period 2016 – 2025.

Latest content

Procure for Value

New CLC report recommendations on how government, clients and the industry can maximise the impact of the sector deal by a change in approach to procurement

Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter

Aiming to create a more collaborative culture and ensure a strong, resilient and sustainable supply chain

Sign Up To The Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter

Visit the Prompt Payment Code website and find out more


28 November 2018

Government Proposal for a New Approach to Building: Call for Evidence

Government launches a consultation to understand how prepared the sector is to adapt to a new approach to building, to be adopted across government departments where it presents value for money
Ann Bentley crop
26 October 2018

Preparing for the new dawn

Ann Bentley discusses how the Construction Leadership Council continues to build foundations to ensure stability and robustness in the industry
10 July 2018

Procuring for Value

New CLC report recommendations on how government, clients and the industry can maximise the impact of the sector deal by a change in approach to procurement.
Ann Bentley crop
16 November 2017

“Procure for Better Value” – Ann Bentley gives the JCT Povey Lecture 2017

Smarter procurement, including expanding the definition of ‘value’, being more transparent in terms of best practice, and getting key basics right – particularly in regard to Fair Payment – were the key messages given to JCT delegates in a presentation by Ann Bentley, at the JCT Povey Lecture
Mark Bew
23 August 2017

Digital Built Britain – Transforming the Sector

The ‘Digital Built Britain’ programme – which I chair – has been working closely with the Manufacturing Technology Centre, the BRE and the i3P Consortium