The benefits of, and justification for, a Delivery Management system in Construction

There are increasingly voices in the construction industry calling for logistics to be “designed-in” to a project. Logistics, they say, should be taken into consideration all the way from the design of the building, through the site planning to the day-to-day on-site construction. If the intention from the start is to use a Delivery Management System, like Zone Manager, then assumptions can be safely made regarding materials being available at the right time, a reduced need for over-ordering, and generally...

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Building and Construction

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Construction Logistics Strategy saving cost and reducing environmental impact

A year ago we reported on how WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme) was promoting good practice in construction logistics as a way of minimising waste and reducing carbon emissions. The leading supply chain and logistics consultancy company, THE LOGISTICS BUSINESS, has undertaken a number of projects on behalf of WRAP to evaluate the effects of applying good logistics practice to construction projects. These include the use of Material Logistics Plans (MLP) and the application of logistics strategies such...

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Construction Sector

Bringing Supply Chain thinking into the Construction Industry The Logistics Business is a pioneer in the application of modern logistics solutions within the construction industry. Too often Construction Logistics is narrowly applied to on-site handling, when in fact this is simply the tip of the iceberg. The most effective construction logistics solutions require an all-encompassing supply chain management approach. Making sense of a logistics approach takes many construction managers out of their comfort zone, but with our unparalleled knowledge of...

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Zone Manager is a modern solution for Construction Logistics

Delivery management is a key element of a modern logistics operation on today's construction sites. Traditionally this has been managed using spreadsheets, paper-based systems or even whiteboards. Modern day constraints on space and time, and on environmental issues, mean that these methods no longer meet the requirements of an industry used to high-powered 3D and 4D graphical design and planning tools. A site can only be properly managed if the appropriate tools are in place. Zone Manager gives an overview...

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