In today’s competitive construction economy, improving on-site management of project equipment, supplies and process is now critical. With help from Fluor Corp., Clemson University has developed the first online graduate degree program in capital project supply- chain management for construction professionals. The Clemson, S.C.-based program borrows heavily from proven industrial engineering approaches. Photo: Courtesy of Clemson University Supply-chain management in industrial settings and in construction “are quite similar,” says William Ferrell, Clemson’s industrial engineering department head. Photo: Courtesy of Fluor Better management of materials and equipment can save money. Related Links: Borderless Learning Mole Resurfaces As a Teaching Tool Separate
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