Last edited 10 Feb 2017

Construction logistics manager

Logistics management is the process of planning, implementing and controlling supply chain functions between different locations. Effective logistics management can significantly improve construction efficiency and productivity.

The role of the construction logistics manager is primarily the organisation of resources so that contract deadlines can be achieved. The role encompasses several different areas of responsibility, including:

Planning and programming

  • Planning the set-up of the site so that the workforce, plant and materials can move around efficiently and safely.
  • Planning the use of key assets such as scaffolding, to adhere with the programme.
  • Organising routes through the site, off-loading points, and so on.

Mobilisation

  • Ensuring the security of the site.
  • Traffic management.
  • Installing and managing welfare facilities and other site accommodation.
  • Ensuring the site is well lit.

Supply chain management

Communications and safety

Delivery management

  • Liaising with project suppliers and managing all movements to and from the site.
  • Creating and maintaining an organisational delivery management system.
  • Planning and maximising the use of delivery vehicles.

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