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1. Pomponi, Joseph Philip. Factors Behind Construction Companies' Purchasing Decisions of Wood Products and Insight into how Local (In-State) Wood Product Suppliers can have a Bigger Market Impact.

Degree: MS, Forest Products, 2021, Virginia Tech

Companies in the construction industry have a wide range of choices of suppliers for the company's needs in building materials. Local (in-state) suppliers within key southern states have issues gaining market share within the construction sectors. Construction companies often outsource their purchase of wood products from a different state or country, which adversely affects the local economy due to not purchasing from in-state or local wood product suppliers. Companies within the states of Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Florida, and Virginia were interviewed over the phone and in person to determine how the companies choose the wood product suppliers and what factors impact the purchasing decisions. Key factors included: cost, quality, delivery, flexibility, location, relationship, and payment options. A survey of construction companies was created and conducted after the interviews were concluded. Important factors highlighted by the survey responses included: cost, quality, relationship, and lead time in choosing a supplier. Suppliers were asked to differentiate their products using information the construction companies highlighted as factors they emphasized. In-state wood product suppliers have an opportunity to gain market share within the construction industry using the factors those construction companies favored in interviews and survey results. Advisors/Committee Members: Smith, Robert L. (committeechair), Quesada, Henry Jose (committeechair), Loferski, Joseph R. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Supply chain; construction industry; wood products industry; supplier selection; market impact

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APA (6th Edition):

Pomponi, J. P. (2021). Factors Behind Construction Companies' Purchasing Decisions of Wood Products and Insight into how Local (In-State) Wood Product Suppliers can have a Bigger Market Impact. (Masters Thesis). Virginia Tech. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10919/101868

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Pomponi, Joseph Philip. “Factors Behind Construction Companies' Purchasing Decisions of Wood Products and Insight into how Local (In-State) Wood Product Suppliers can have a Bigger Market Impact.” 2021. Masters Thesis, Virginia Tech. Accessed March 01, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10919/101868.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Pomponi, Joseph Philip. “Factors Behind Construction Companies' Purchasing Decisions of Wood Products and Insight into how Local (In-State) Wood Product Suppliers can have a Bigger Market Impact.” 2021. Web. 01 Mar 2021.

Vancouver:

Pomponi JP. Factors Behind Construction Companies' Purchasing Decisions of Wood Products and Insight into how Local (In-State) Wood Product Suppliers can have a Bigger Market Impact. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Virginia Tech; 2021. [cited 2021 Mar 01]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/101868.

Council of Science Editors:

Pomponi JP. Factors Behind Construction Companies' Purchasing Decisions of Wood Products and Insight into how Local (In-State) Wood Product Suppliers can have a Bigger Market Impact. [Masters Thesis]. Virginia Tech; 2021. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/101868

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