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Section Section Title             Page
No.         No.    


1.1     Focus Area 3

1.2     Industry Background 3

1.3     Methodology 4


2.1       Partnering Theory                           5

2.2 Partnering Application                               10

2.3 Benefits & Criticisms of Partnering 13


3.1 Conclusions                                       18

4 BIBLIOGRAPHY                                                                               19

5 APPENDICES           20  

1 Introduction

        1.1     Focus Area

This report is a seminar paper on ‘Partnering’ and whilst this term can be equally applied to many social, economic and strategic relationships, this paper focuses on the UK Construction Industry stakeholders.

‘Partnering is a form of collaborative working between customers and
suppliers.’ Office of Government Commerce (2003:1)

1.2     Industry Background

Traditionally, the Construction Industry has viewed the context of the
supply chain as one organisation (the supplier) supplying a product or
service to another (the customer). Subsequent to HM Treasury
reports and Industry statistics indicating project failures eg. cost over
runs and defects causing customer dissatisfaction, a number of key reports have been published, as per the timeline illustrated below Wolstenholme (2009:30).

The Rethinking Construction Report, Egan (1998), identified that whilst the Construction Industry in the UK is, when at it’s best, World Class, unfortunately, many construction clients are dissatisfied with the underperformance of its suppliers.

Therefore five drivers for change were identified, and the key driver within the context of this report was ‘integrated processes and...

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