Good practices in construction logistics and supply chain
Guidance document / Manual
- Appraisal and assessment
- Financing, procurement, legal aspects, measure implementation
- Dissemination and communication
- Small cities
- Medium-sized cities
- Large cities
- Metropolitan regions
This handbook includes more than 20 examples of good practices in supply chain management in the construction sector. Covering the areas of logistics operations, policies, advanced technologies and integrated supply chains, each example includes information relevant to understand at a glance its purpose, its main characteristics, the results it helped to achieve and how it can be adapted to new applications. The handbook particularly targets construction companies and local authorities, providing them with information on cost estimations, time requirements and complexity to help them identify examples that could be of interest for their respective contexts.
Among the good practices addressed by the report, the Construction Consolidation Centre (CCC) is a particularly promising one to reduce the negative externalities of the urban freight transport caused by construction. The concept is very similar to the better known Urban Consolidation Centre (UCC), but is focused on customers from the construction sector. Instead of delivering directly to the construction site, suppliers can deliver to a CCC situated in relatively close proximity to the site. Deliveries are then consolidated and carried to the construction sites. The CCC can also provide a range of other value-added logistics and retail services, such as temporary material storage, recycling and off-site construction.