ISG Mideast exec calls for early involvement of sub-contractors

Early collaboration to boost efficiencies, commercial director Andrew Collier says following ISG-backed supply chain event

Middle East's supplier recognition scenario is changing. [representational image]
Middle East's supplier recognition scenario is changing. [representational image]

Construction and fit-out contractor ISG hosted a supplier recognition event earlier this month as the company seeks to raise awareness of how early involvement of suppliers and sub-contractors can benefit building teams in the region. 

Andrew Collier, commercial director for ISG's Middle East operation, said the firm's Supply Chain Forum 2019 was aimed at increasing efficiencies through early collaboration. 

“Suppliers and sub-contractors are often overlooked and more broadly within our industry, there is a tendency not to fully involve sub-contractors at keys stages of the construction process" he explained. 

This is certainly not the case at ISG, where our suppliers’ expertise is highly prized at the earliest possible stages, resulting in mutual efficiencies for the project team and our customers.”

A series of awards was also launched under ISG's All 4 by 24 vision, which focuses on key performance targets such as delivering high-quality employment experiences; providing improved customer services; achieving high operational efficiency; and driving industry-wide change. 

Commenting on the supplier-focused initiatives, ISG's general manager for the Middle East, Scott Mulloch, said the firm's supply chain partners were among its “biggest assets”.

“We have worked hard to develop our supply chain and a partnership ethos, and it is important for us to say thank you, so they [suppliers] feel valued,” McCulloch added.

Earlier this month, ISG revealed its financial results for 2018, with a turnover exceeding $2.9bn, the highest in its 30-year history. In January 2019, ISG – which counts Nestlé and Kempinski among its Dubai clients – appointed David Cronin as its business development director

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