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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Sep 2013|
|Event||RICS COBRA 2013 Research Conference - Taj Palace, New Delhi, India|
Duration: 10 Sep 2013 → 12 Sep 2013
|Conference||RICS COBRA 2013 Research Conference|
|Period||10/09/2013 → 12/09/2013|
- JIT, materials management, off-site logistics, Urban Development