Supplier development and its incentives in infrastructure mega-projects: A case study on Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge project
. School of Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China.. Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority, Zhuhai 519060, China.. School of Automation, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China; School of Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Available online: 2018-03-21
In this paper the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge project is taken as a case to analyze supplier development in infrastructure mega-projects. Compared with manufacturing industry, the characteristics of supplier development in infrastructure mega-projects is analyzed in term of development motives, supplier selection, quality management, production mode, owner participation and risks. The critical factors influencing the construction supplier development are identified, which include incentives, collaboration, future market, trust and bilateral communication. Furthermore, focusing on the incentives for the supplier’s product quality and production capacity improvement, decision-making framework models are proposed to design the incentive mechanisms.