Organising logistics and transport activities in construction
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019

Purpose – 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/approach – Three 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.
Findings – The 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 implications – The 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/value – The paper provides illustration, and explanation, of the efficiency potentials involved in the three configurations.

Logistics cost

Supply chain integration

Supply chain processes

Sourcing and supply

Outsourcing–insourcing

Buyer–supplier relationships

Europe

Qualitative interviews

Författare

Anna Dubois

Rektor

Kajsa Hulthén

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Supply and Operations Management

Viktoria Sundquist

Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Construction Management

International Journal of Logistics Management

0957-4093 (ISSN)

Vol. 30 2 620-640

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Styrkeområden

Transport

Building Futures (2010-2018)

Ämneskategorier

Transportteknik och logistik

Företagsekonomi

DOI

10.1108/IJLM-12-2017-0325

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2019-08-18