TomTom Telematics and Construction Manager Magazine conducted a survey of construction site managers asking how they manage delivery, routing and scheduling logistics during pre-construction and into later building phases.
The site manager respondents reported they regularly deal significant logistics problems such as:
- 66 percent said vehicles did not arrive when required.
- 41 percent said they didn't have accurate scheduling information.
- 40 percents said materials turned up when they were not needed.
- 39 percent said communications broke down between the site and the drivers.
The managers said delays caused by logistic issues are rapidly worsening and the consequences mean completion dates are missed, profitability is compromised, and penalties are levied. Interestingly, 37 percent of respondents said they still used a paper-based system.
So what did the survey respondents say they plan to do about the problem? Read here - you'll be surprised. What say you?
Source: Construction Manager