Creation of value in construction, as in manufacturing, requires the transformation of materials. Unlike manufacturing, there are seven flows-people, information, equipment, materials, prior work, safe space & safe working environment-required to come together at the workface to enable construction transformations to flow. If any one of the seven is interrupted or out of sequence value cannot be created.
This means Logistics is more than materials and it is a design issue.
Logistics is not a common topic in design or construction. Companies that are paying more attention to construction logistics are realising:
- project quality, cost and delivery
- Reduced carbon emissions in the construction process
- Reduced skill shortages
- Improve safety and health for all on site
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Good construction logistics ...
... delivers the people who will do the work and all information, equipment & materials they need to the workface so that they can create value in safety and comfort.
Although it adds no customer value itself, logistics enables value creating work to flow.
Construction logistics can include management
and delivery of:
- Health and Safety
- Site Security
- Traffic Management
- Administration Offices
- Site Housekeeping
- Site Waste removal
- Site infrastructure
- Plant, equipment, tools & their maintenance
- Payment Systems