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Organising logistics and transport activities in construction

Organising logistics and transport activities in construction The purpose of this paper is to identify and analyse how different ways of organising transport and logistics activities in construction impact on efficiency. The paper scrutinises three particular transport and logistics configurations: the de-centralised coordinated configuration, the on-site coordinated configuration and the supply network coordinated configuration.Design/methodology/approachThree configurations are derived from the literature and from case studies. The efficiency of the three configurations is analysed on three levels of analysis: the construction site, the supply chain, and across supply chains and construction sites.FindingsThe paper concludes that there are possibilities to enhance efficiency on all three levels of analysis by widening the scope of coordination beyond the individual construction site.Practical implicationsThe analysis points to efficiency potentials in applying the supply network coordinated configuration, although this configuration puts high demands on collaboration amongst the actors involved.Originality/valueThe paper provides illustration, and explanation, of the efficiency potentials involved in the three configurations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Logistics Management Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0957-4093
DOI
10.1108/ijlm-12-2017-0325
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to identify and analyse how different ways of organising transport and logistics activities in construction impact on efficiency. The paper scrutinises three particular transport and logistics configurations: the de-centralised coordinated configuration, the on-site coordinated configuration and the supply network coordinated configuration.Design/methodology/approachThree configurations are derived from the literature and from case studies. The efficiency of the three configurations is analysed on three levels of analysis: the construction site, the supply chain, and across supply chains and construction sites.FindingsThe paper concludes that there are possibilities to enhance efficiency on all three levels of analysis by widening the scope of coordination beyond the individual construction site.Practical implicationsThe analysis points to efficiency potentials in applying the supply network coordinated configuration, although this configuration puts high demands on collaboration amongst the actors involved.Originality/valueThe paper provides illustration, and explanation, of the efficiency potentials involved in the three configurations.

Journal

The International Journal of Logistics ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: May 15, 2019

Keywords: Europe; Supply chain integration; Buyer–supplier relationships; Logistics cost; Sourcing and supply; Supply chain processes; Qualitative interviews; Outsourcing–insourcing

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