Supply Chain Management of Infrastructure Projects in Iraq


  • D. Sabah Jarallah Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Baghdad, Iraq
  • A. M. R. Mahjoob Civil Engineering Department, University of Baghdad, Iraq


Infrastructure projects take a long time, are complex, multidisciplinary, use different materials and products, and have high risk. These characteristics affect the process of supplying materials. The current paper studies the ability to improve the supply chain process and decrease its cost by identifying the factors that affect it. These factors are used as variables in the mathematical model, which is working under uncertain conditions when the consumption rate of materials is not constant. The information used in this model is obtained from Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Geographical Information System (GIS) techniques and the genetic algorithm is utilized to determine the optimal supplier and the quantities of supplies for different materials. The case study used in this research is a concrete bridge. The obtained results show that the cost can decrease by about 28.2% by changing the supplier and the quantity of supplies. 


infrastructure projects, supply chain, BIM, GIS


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D. Sabah Jarallah and A. M. R. Mahjoob, “Supply Chain Management of Infrastructure Projects in Iraq”, Eng. Technol. Appl. Sci. Res., vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 8611–8616, Jun. 2022.


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