Supply process development for multi-project management

Maqsood Sandhu, Petri Helo

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Turnkey projects, a name given to engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) projects, are now one of the dominant modes of international business and allow firms to provide a wider variety of products and services than previously provided. The paper presents a framework of analysing the activities, complexities, resource dependencies, and process inter-dependences. It discusses theses issues by giving some examples, for instance an application of dice game in multi-project management. This emphasises value-adding activities and systematic methods of managing the supply processes. It provides a better understanding of the dynamic processes and critical interfaces in intra- and inter-organisational contexts. Discussion of the challenges faced by the project-based organisation and suggestions to improve project performance are presented. The paper presents a case study of the nature and characteristics of EPC projects in the project-procurement process. The choice of the concepts and final construction of the framework is informed by a review of EPC projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)376-396
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Management and Enterprise Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Case study
  • Dice-game
  • Multi-project management
  • Project business
  • Resource dependency
  • Supply-Chain Management (SCM)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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