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Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Construction

Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Construction

Delivering Tomorrow's Built Environment

Greger Lundesjö

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Understand, with contributions from leading experts in the field, the importance of managing the supply chain outside of the immediate construction site.

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About the book

The construction logistics manager plays an increasingly central role in the construction process. In fact, their decisions can crucially affect the success or failure of a project. Recognition of the critical role they play has spurred evermore interest in this budding field amongst both researchers and practitioners.

An accessible text on construction logistics, Supply Chain Management and Logistics in Construction provides essential guidance and expert advice for construction managers, as well as researchers and students in the field. This important new title looks at arrangements with suppliers, the use of returnable packaging and off-site manufacture and assembly, IT systems used to manage the supply chain and logistics operations, such as delivery management systems, warehouse management systems and material planning and forecasting systems. It also considers 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.

In addition to providing a range of fresh ground-breaking case studies, the book features contributions from leading experts in the field who have been involved in projects with companies such as TFL, BAA, The Red Cross, as well as big construction programmes such as the Olympics and Cross Rail.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction – Greger Lundesjö;
  • Section - ONE: Strategic perspectives;
    • Chapter - 01: The challenge of construction logistics – Michael Browne;
    • Chapter - 02: Aggregating global products for just-in-time delivery to construction sites – Mark Franklin;
    • Chapter - 03: Construction logistics – supply of bulk materials – Matthew Woodcock;
    • Chapter - 04: Effective management of a construction project supply chain – Stephen Robbins;
    • Chapter - 05: Construction supply chain management strategy – Brian Moone;
  • Section - TWO: The impact of BIM and new data management capabilities on supply chain management in construction;
    • Chapter - 06: Data management for integrated supply chains in construction – Wes Beaumont and Jason Underwood;
  • Section - THREE: Construction logistics and sustainability;
    • Chapter - 07: The role of logistics in achieving sustainable construction: a Swedish perspective – Monika Bubholz, Camilla Einarsson and Lars-Göran Sporre;
    • Chapter - 08: Resource efficiency benefits of effective construction logistics – Malcolm Waddell;
  • Section - FOUR: Logistics operations;
    • Chapter - 09: The role of the construction logistics manager – Andy Brown;
    • Chapter - 10: Third-party logistics operators in construction: the role they play and the role they could play – Pete Flinders;
    • Chapter - 11: Managing construction logistics for confined sites in urban areas – Ruvinde Kooragamage;
    • Chapter - 12: Consolidation centres in construction logistics – Greger Lundesjö;
    • Chapter - 13: Delivery management systems – Rick Ballard and Nick Hoare


Bringing construction logistics into the 21st, and arguably even the 20th Century, is essential if the construction industry is to meet the requirements of its clients and customers for cheaper, faster and safer delivery of construction projects. In this book, Greger provides a well presented and argued analysis of the key logistics issues that the industry must get to grips with if it is to meet these requirements. His handling of the issue of construction materials consolidation is particularly good and relevant given the focus on congestion and safety in and around urban construction projects.
Gary Sullivan – Construction Logistics specialist, Co-founder and Chairman of Wilson James Ltd, and former Chairman of Essex Olympic Strategic Board for Legacy, and former Chairman of Thames Gateway S

Supply Chain Management & Logistics in Construction contains the collective knowledge of seventeen highly qualified contributors representing a number of roles within the industry - including its suppliers. The construction industry has made a concerted effort to improve their supply chain management, albeit less than other sectors. While the project-oriented nature of construction, as well as the role of sub-contractors, makes the needs of construction unique, it also increases the opportunity for those able to make the right improvements.
Kelly Barner, Buyers Meeting Point

This book is a good primer, giving an accurate picture of the role of logistics in the construction industry, and also a source book for those looking for ideas on how the construction industry could learn from mainstream logistics.
Logistics & Transport Focus

An unexpected, positive surprise... If you have any input to the supply chain or purchasing function, in any industry, this book might be capable of improving your company's bottom line.
Darren Ingram, Autamme.com

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749472429
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd June 2015
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x155
  • 288 pages

About the Author

Greger Lundesjö is the owner of Lundesjo Consulting. He has spent over 20 years in logistics related businesses and has extensive international experience both in operative business roles and as a consultant. He has supported clients by applying logistics principles to construction projects, improving resource efficiency and reducing cost and environmental impact.

Greger Lundesjö

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