Everyone knows the importance of schedules—in many ways, they run our lives. They also run construction projects. Schedulers are essential members of construction project management teams. A scheduler is responsible for coming up with the activities for a given project and arranging them in such a way that you can understand the critical path for that project. The scheduler provides insight as to which activities will be completed at which particular time during a particular project.
Challenges of construction logistics
Construction logistics involves high stakes – this is true both for workers’ safety and project deadlines which have a direct implication on overall costs and business continuity. Let’s see what kind of logistical challenges you need to be prepared for as a construction business. Planning is the #1 challenge when managing a construction project. Material and transport planning, supply, demand, and procurement, infrastructure, and local access – everything needs to be planned in advance to be delivered on time.
Creation of a construction logistics plan is key to ensuring project delivery.
As far as site-to-site logistics is concerned, we’re talking about route planning and workforce management, i.e. knowing how many drivers you need and how many hours they will be working on any given site and day. To create an efficient team schedule and ensure continuous transportation service, construction businesses usually hire a transportation manager. This is a dedicated person who is in charge of implementing the construction logistics plan.
Construction logistics is impossible without a transportation management system (TMS). It’s used for route planning (including recurring routes), automatically dispatching jobs to drivers, and supporting fleet management. An effective transportation management system will complement and coordinate with your back-office software.
Scheduling by SavCon
SavCon’s schedule management keeps you informed about how design decisions affect schedule milestones. We analyze and suggest material and design alternatives to ensure the project schedule meets the client’s constraints. We provide thoughtful recommendations to create the most efficient and timely project schedule to help you meet your goals. No matter the size of a project, all schedules are done completed internally giving us a better pulse on each job.
Let’s work together TO BUILD YOUR DREAM PROJECT TO DESIGN YOUR PROJECT ON TIME AND UNDER BUDGET TO CREATE VALUE THROUGH DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION TO UNDERSTAND YOUR CONSTRUCTION NEEDS TO BUILD A LASTING RELATIONSHIP SO WE CAN MAKE YOUR CONSTRUCTION NEEDS A REALITY
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