How to Build a Successful Constructions Logistics Plan

Organization skills are important. Without them, tasks pile up, work comes to a screeching halt, and things quickly become overwhelming.

Construction logistics fall into this realm of importance for a lot of reasons, but the biggest is keeping processes moving efficiently. When you do this, your employees are happy, and so are your customers.

But how exactly do you go about creating a successful construction logistics plan? Read on to find out.

What Is a Construction Logistics Plan?

A construction contingency plan is going to help keep your entire project on track. Instead of fumbling through each day with no solid goals set, you’re going to know exactly what needs to be accomplished and when it needs to be accomplished.

This helps projects immensely in the long run. But what should that plan include? Here are a few ideas.

Scheduling

The success of your project relies upon the timely delivery of materials and products. Selecting the proper suppliers and communicating deadlines is a small part of the process, but the rest relies on you to coordinate the details.

Partnering with reliable companies and suppliers is going to be key in this process.

Risk Management

Between 2017 and 2018, the number of large-truck accidents that caused injuries increased by 5 percent.

When you’re selecting carriers for your project, it’s important to ensure they’re safe, experienced, and understand how to unload efficiently at a construction site. This also applies to the safety of your workers.

When you take the time to educate job site workers on proper safety protocol, you greatly decrease their risk of injury. The same applies when you take the time to vet any suppliers or carriers you’re ordering supplies from during any job you’re hired for.

Benchmarking

Finally, to plan for the future, sometimes you have to look to the past. Start with analyzing your transportation performance on past projects. How did you go about hiring carriers for those projects?

Of the carriers that you’ve worked with in the past, which ones did you have the most pleasant experience with? Which would you rather not work with again? Were you happy with what you paid, or did you overpay for you the service you received?

When you create benchmarks for each carrier you work with, you ensure that you’re not wasting precious time or money. You’re also keeping the safety of everyone on the job site in mind.

Turn to Construction Logistics Whenever You Need

When things start feeling like they’re thrown off-pace, it’s best to turn to your construction logistics plan. In doing so, you remind yourself of the things that originally mattered the most, as well as why you’re focusing on the tasks you have at hand.

It’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of a job site, but your construction logistics plan can jump in to act as your guiding light.

If concrete is part of your next job, let us step in to take care of it. Contact us today so we can become part of your logistics plan.

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