Adapting to the issue of fluctuating material supply and prices


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The continuing issue of material shortages and fluctuating prices poses many challenges for the construction industry. This session with an expert panel of speakers gives a better understanding of the current issues within supply chain management and the various solutions being employed.

  • John Newcomb, CEO BMF and co-chair for the CLC Product Availability Group, will outline the issues and emphasise the importance of collaboration.
  • Steve Burditt MCIOB, Director at Steele and Bray Ltd, represents the perspective of the smaller contractor, looking at what challenges they are facing and how they are mitigating against these.
  • Rory Abel, Partner at Archor LLP, can offer a legal insight into the pressures affecting the price and supply of materials. He will cover some of the practical solutions available and look at how those involved in the construction sector are dealing with the pressures.
  • Tim Young MCIPS, Regional Procurement Manager at Lovells, will be discussing how supplier relationship management techniques can help to manage risk, whilst adding value to your organisation.


Members gain 1 CIOB CPD point when you reflect on the ethical aspects of your learning from this activity.


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