Extended Roles of Construction Supply Chain Management for Improved Logistics and Environmental Performance

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Construction supply chain management (CSCM) has been seen as a source of improved performance for construction at a firm and interfirm level. The control and the improvement of the interaction between the supply chain and the construction site have previously been formulated in four roles of CSCM. Recently advanced construction logistics have become a field of particular interest of CSCM because of the potential to improve both efficiency and environmental performance. The research reported was aimed at advancing construction logistics in practical cases to improve and assess the efficiency of logistics and mitigation of environmental effects, notably in urban areas. Logistics measures taken included establishing dedicated logistics centres for consolidated delivery of materials to construction sites. The research showed considerable effects of increased efficiency in the supply chain and on construction sites, as well as reduced environmental impact on the surroundings. In conclusion, the research results have led to the extension and reformulation of the four roles of CSCM putting more emphasis on improved logistics and environmental performance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLean Construction
Subtitle of host publicationCore Concepts and New Frontiers
EditorsPatricia Tzortzopoulos, Mike Kagioglou, Lauri Koskela
PublisherRoutledge - Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780429203732
ISBN (Print)9780367196554
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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