The purpose of this paper is to present a logistical analysis of construction supply chains by assessing the impact of varying demand on the performance of builders' merchants' logistics. Taking into consideration that the vast majority of construction materials are distributed through intermediary organisations, the paper focuses on the logistics of builders' merchants. The study follows a field study approach to develop a conceptual logistics model facilitating experimentation using simulation modelling.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|
- construction industry
- supply chains
- logistics simulation modelling