Canary Wharf Heron Quays Traffic Management – Zone Manager

Canary Wharf Management Limited (CWML), which is responsible for the Heron Quays truck tunnel, needed to control access to the loading bays and looked for a system that would provide the traffic management.With a single truck tunnel, accepting over 900 deliveries per day to 9 loading bays spread among 6 developments ranging from major financial institutions to retailers such as Marks & Spencer, there was potential for chaos. Based on their experience with Zone Manager, CWML opted to use Dock...

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MediaCityUK – Zone Manager

MediaCityUK is a major 200 acre site which will, when complete, have over 7 million sq. ft of new and refurbished floor space for business, retail and residential property.  It will be home to the BBC in Manchester. This is a very large site with several gates onto it from surrounding roads. Yet despite its size it has limited space for holding vehicles on site. An off-site area was found to allow delivery vehicles to be marshalled prior to being...

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Construction Logistics Strategy

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 a fully designed, all-encompassing supply chain management approach. Many sites are broken down into fixed price elements. These are purchased separately and as late as the programme will allow in order to preserve cash flow. Each subcontractor is responsible for his own material supply. This makes cost control easy, but makes it hard...

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MVM – Zone Manager

MVM were keen to give Logistics a prominent role in the project. Deliveries to the construction areas have to be made by travelling along the cordoned off hard shoulder and any hold-up or blockage could cause a major disruption of work. Unusually for the construction industry they took on a Logistics Manager from outside their industry sector, in fact from the retail industry. The retail industry is known for giving Logistics a much higher profile. MVM decided they would benefit...

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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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