Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Construction: Delivering Tomorrow's Built Environment

Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Construction: Delivering Tomorrow's Built Environment


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Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Construction: Delivering Tomorrow's Built Environment by Greger Lundesjo

“Logistics” usually describes the movement of people, goods, or products from one place to another; however, logistics in the construction industry describes movement around the construction/project site.

Greger Lundesjo and his team of leading experts examine the expanding role of logistics in construction, offering practical guidance on: arrangements with suppliers, the use of returnable packaging, off-site manufacture and assembly, and IT systems used to manage the supply chain and logistics operations, such as delivery and warehouse management systems. They also consider aspects of the contractual relationships between client, developer, main contractor and lower-tier contractors, all of which have an impact on how the supply chain is managed.
With case studies and insights from international companies, this book illustrates how logistics and supply chain management improves overall construction project performance and efficiency, and is ideal for construction managers, as well as researchers and students in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780749472429
Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd
Publication date: 06/28/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Greger Lundesjo is the owner of Lundesjo Consulting. He has extensive international experience both in operative business roles and as a consultant with a background in logistics, automation, and international marketing and management.

Rick Ballard
, Founding Chairman, Construction Supply Chain Forum of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
Wes Beaumont, Turner & Townsend
Andy Brown, Operations Director, Mace Group
Michael Browne, Professor of Logistics, University of Westminster
Monika Bubholz, Sustainability Consultant, Sweco Industry AB
Camilla Einarsson, Logistics Consultant, Sweco Management AB
Pete Flinders, Contract Manager, Wincanton
Mark Franklin, Global Parts and Supply Chain Director, Jaguar Land Rover
Nick Hoare, Senior Systems Consultant, The Logistics Business Ltd.
Ruvinde Kooragamage, Planner, Vinci Construction
Brian Moone, Director of Supply Chain Management and Development, Mace
Stephen Robbins, Logistics Manager, Laing O’Rourke
Lars-Göran Sporre, Head of Business Development, Industry and Logistics, Sweco Sverige AB
Jason Underwood, Director, Construct IT For Business
Malcolm Waddell, WRAP 
Matthew Woodcock, Head of Group Logistics and Supply Chain, Lafarge Tarmac

Table of Contents

Contributor biographies

Greger Lundesjö
The expanding role of logistics in construction
Perspectives and opinions
Outline of the book

Part One Strategic perspectives

01 The challenge of construction logistics
Michael Browne
Factors that influence logistics activities
The role of logistics management within construction
The challenges of the urban environment

02 Aggregating global products for just-in-time delivery to construction sites
Mark Franklin
Global sourcing
Investment in procurement and centralized decision making
Environmental legislation, quality and good waste management
Lean supply onto site with plot-picked delivery
Who is best placed to deliver an aggregation and lean delivery capability?
Commercial and risk issues

03 Construction logistics – supply of bulk materials
Matthew Woodcock
Logistics, customers and bulk materials
Logistics models in construction bulk materials
Supply chain maturity

04 Effective management of a construction project supply chain
Stephen Robbins
A typical construction project supply chain
Construction logistics
Defining ‘effective’ management of a construction supply chain
Best practice – 2020
Improvement strategy

05 Construction supply chain management strategy
Brian Moone
Supply chain risks
Framework agreements
Supply chain management of logistics in construction
Case study: Mace Business School

Part Two The impact of BIM and new data management capabilities on supply chain management in construction

06 Data management for integrated supply chains in construction
Wes Beaumont and Jason Underwood
Information management in construction
Big data and construction
Data and the integrated supply chain
Enterprise-level integration

Part Three Construction logistics and sustainability

07 The role of logistics in achieving sustainable construction: a Swedish perspective
Monika Bubholz, Camilla Einarsson and Lars-Göran Sporre
Sustainable construction logistics
Practical considerations for efficient and sustainable construction logistics
Case studies:
‘The University Hospital of the future’ – University Hospital in Linköping, Sweden
Triangeln (the Triangle) – Malmö, Sweden

08 Resource efficiency benefits of effective construction logistics
Malcolm Waddell
Construction sustainability impact
Supply chain influence on sustainable construction logistics
Construction logistics strategies and how they can influence resource efficiency
Material logistics planning

Part Four Logistics operations

09 The role of the construction logistics manager
Andy Brown
Logistics professional and service sourcing
Consulting logistics professionals
Construction logistics managers
Creating a construction logistics plan (CLP)

10 Third-party logistics operators in construction: the role they play and the role they could play
Pete Flinders
3PL definition
Complicated and ‘unstructured’ supply chain
Impact of downturn
Supply chains with a dominant entity
Case studies:
Aircraft Carrier Alliance
Primary and secondary distribution networks
International construction supply chains
Final mile logistics – construction consolidation centres
Why doesn’t the construction industry make better use of 3PL services?
Case study:
London 2012 Olympics
Evolution of the 3PL role
What will trigger momentum of the 3PL role in construction logistics?

11 Managing construction logistics for confined sites in urban areas
Ruvinde Kooragamage
Identifying current challenges in managing construction logistics
Developing a theoretical framework

12 Consolidation centres in construction logistics
Greger Lundesjö
The resources, functionality and operation of a CCC
The benefits of using a CCC
Types of CCC
Locating a CCC
End note

13 Delivery management systems
Rick Ballard and Nick Hoare
What is a delivery management system?
The features of computerized delivery management
The benefits of proper management of deliveries
Who is it for?
The future
Case studies:
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Media City UK, Salford
M1 motorway widening
MidKent College


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