The absence of a logistical plan for a construction site can lead to a failed or halted project. Supply chain management in this industry is responsible for the movement of materials and equipment from their origins to wherever the workforce needs them. This includes the workforce themselves.
The general contractor for each project must create a plan with a timeline for each stage of the project. This plan includes the total inventory of equipment as well as the maintenance, materials and tools needed. The logistical aspect of a plan such as this is the monitoring of the materials and equipment to avoid any damaged or broken parts of the materials or machinery.
It also means that materials must be stored properly, easy to locate and easy to move. Ensuring that the right materials and equipment are onsite each day will allow the construction crew to work without interruptions, thus meeting project deadlines. Having the correct amount of materials, equipment and workers will also ensure that there is limited waste. This in turn will save money that can later be invested into the next project.