Enhancing Construction Management with Logistics Resources: Key to Project Success

Posted — Wednesday 15.03.2023

Logistics is a crucial aspect of construction management that cannot be overlooked. A sufficient logistics plan can turn a complex construction project into a well-orchestrated event with lower costs and more efficient processes. 

Creating a Construction Logistics Plan – A Collaborative Effort

A group of construction professionals from businesses such as Mace, Laing O’Rourke and Skanska came together recently to create an agreed standard for the role of a construction logistics manager. Furthermore, TfL (Transport for London) has established a 51-page ‘Construction Logistics Planning’ document that firmly puts ownership on all contractors to ensure that the plan is implemented and measured on all sites. But creating a construction logistics plan requires attention to detail, thorough research, co-operation from teams and suppliers, and a flexible, if not different mindset to embed the right tools which streamline logistics so that everyone involved can understand what comes next.

The role also now features as part of the Built Environment degree qualification so the future of the construction industry will also be seeking logistic construction management. 

Precise Timing and Seamless Flow: The Essence of Construction Industry Logistics

Logistics in construction management is all about getting people and resources where they need to go at precisely the right time. Whether on-site, in storage, or in transit, construction industry logistics is about knowing where your materials and resources are at every stage of the project. Without a proper logistics plan for a construction site, possession windows, flow blockages and progressive programme delays are more likely and could have a higher negative impact on operations, and project success. 

Materials and equipment must arrive on time, at the right location and without any damage so that workers can make productive, efficient progress toward task and project completion. When those materials do come, logistics professionals should have space, equipment and personnel ready receive such deliveries, and direct or store them in the appropriate locations. 

Logistics is particularly vital in the construction industry as companies lose money as soon as one piece of the puzzle is delayed. Without professional logistics, it is impossible to complete projects on time, on budget and according to client specifications. 

With supply chain networks going through a transformation of their own, it is more imperative than ever that Clients recognise that they need to have a different sort of resource managing critical risk in projects and this is the Logistics Professional.

Partnering with Ingenium: Your Gateway to Expert Logistics Talent

Ingenium not only has world-class in-house Major Projects experts of their own to offer Advisory & Risk Management Solutions but we are excited to partner with a best-in-class Logistics industry recruitment specialist to support our construction clients in searching for the right construction logistics managers. We have access to the top talent from some of the world’s top logistics operators. To discuss your needs further, please get in touch michelle.johnson@ingeniumtalent.co.uk

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