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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



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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