The logistics of construction supply chains: the builders' merchant perspective

Christos Vidalakis, John E. Tookey, James Sommerville

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this paper is to consider the applicability of logistics management in construction and facilitate a better understanding of construction supply chains by studying the logistical functions of builders' merchants. Given that logistics application in construction is still in its infancy, conceptual understanding of the problem is a prerequisite. Thus, a grounded theory approach is followed utilising pre-existing data as a means of building a model faithful to evidence. The model is analysed by following a discrete-event simulation modelling approach.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)66-81
    Number of pages16
    JournalEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management
    Volume18
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

    Keywords

    • distribution management
    • construction industry
    • supply chain management

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