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.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|
- distribution management
- construction industry
- supply chain management