Supply chain management in confined site construction: strategies to reduce delay in the delivery of materials to site

John P. Spillane, George Cahill, Lukumon O. Oyedele, Jason K. Von Meding, Ashwini Konanahalli

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Abstract

With the increase in construction in dense urban environments, the delays associated with managing the material supply chain to site is called into question.

Purpose: The aim of this investigation is to gain the perspective of construction contractors operating in a dense urban environment and the resulting strategies adopted to reduce delays in the delivery of materials to site.

Methodology: This is achieved through incorporating a comprehensive literature review on the subject in conjunction with industry interviews with construction professionals in the identification of various management issues and corresponding strategies in the reduction of delays in the delivery of materials to site.

Findings: The key issue which emerges is the lack of space for unloading bays while the corresponding key strategy is to schedule deliveries outside peak congestion times.

Practical Implication: With confined site construction evident throughout the industry and the noted importance of an effective supply chain, the findings here in further assist on-site management in the daily task of ensuring the effective delivery and off-loading of materials in a complex and hazardous environment.

Originality/Value: This research aids on-site management of confined site environments in the coordination of the material supply chain to site.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventRICS COBRA 2013 Research Conference - Taj Palace, New Delhi, India
Duration: 10 Sep 201312 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceRICS COBRA 2013 Research Conference
CountryIndia
CityNew Delhi
Period10/09/1312/09/13

Keywords

  • JIT
  • materials management
  • off-site logistics
  • Urban Development

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    Spillane, J. P., Cahill, G., Oyedele, L. O., Von Meding, J. K., & Konanahalli, A. (2013). Supply chain management in confined site construction: strategies to reduce delay in the delivery of materials to site. 1-8. Paper presented at RICS COBRA 2013 Research Conference, New Delhi, India.