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Sales Long-established methods of transport to construction sites are often inept, with several independent deliveries and a great chance of blockages at the site entrance and unloading points. Loads of vehicles travel half-empty to site and then empty from site, leading to carbon emission out of proportion to tonnage handled. On the other hand, full loads lead to too much stock on site, which as a result causes a crowded work environment and undue material damage and waste. Often consolidation centres are used when the main contractor is constrained by site/space restrictions such as limiting storage and/or access via gates or by vehicle access. whereas these are good reasons for using a consolidation centre advantages such as environmental benefits, increased productivity, planned certainty, and cost saving indicate that consolidation centres should be well thought-out much more extensively as a construction logistics strategy. Is there a minimum project size for using a consolidation centre? There are two sides to this question: 1.Is there a minimum crucial size of a consolidation centre under which you cannot run a feasible consolidation operation? 2.If you have a way in to a consolidation centre in operation, is there a minimum size of project which could profit from its use? There is obviously a minimum viable size of the project in question. Typically, the project could do with some warehouse space, a warehouse operative, a driver, and an administrator for stock management and communication with site and supplier. Though, a smallest size project defined this way can be unexpectedly small. Construction Consolidation Centres recently studied for a report showed that the smallest function had only 400 meter-square of warehouse space and precisely the minimum staffing level mentioned above. In almost all cases, continuity is essential; if you only operate for a single year the costs of developing and closing down a warehouse/consolidation facility would be exorbitant. When needing to arrange a small operation, quickly it often means that it is done in combination with an existing distribution facility. Thus, backing can be organised for any resource deficiency, absence etc. To answer the second question, an inexperienced construction manager will usually claim that consolidation centres are relevant for large projects only, but those with experience and management skills know that very small projects can benefit as much as large projects. This is because small projects have pressure on them to be extremely fast. Construction consolidation, often in combination of offsite manufacturing or some level of pre-assembly, makes possible the streamlining of processes required for fast turnaround projects. In conclusion, the project size has little to do with the decision for whether a consolidation centre should be used or not. Small projects can be catered by a consolidation provider within a pooled facility as long as there is adequate volume for the provider to uphold its productivity. Shared user – compared with single user consolidation centre Shared user consolidation centres have multiple benefits as compared to single user consolidation centres. For example: 1.In a shared facility, multiple projects and greater throughput, lets the fixed operating costs of the CC to be distributed among various projects, leading to a lower cost per unit handled. 2.Small or medium sized projects that would otherwise not consider using a consolidation centre can tap in to the service as the warehousing, labour, equipment and administrative systems are in place, and the costs are shared by multiple users. 3.Optimised resource utilisation since delivery milk rounds can cover more than one construction site if consignments are small and reverse logistics are maximised. 4.The continuity of operations instead of single set-up for an individual project will allow logistics team to develop expertise and skills in the area. CSB Logistics is one of the leading construction logistics services providers in the UK. It is serving major engineering and construction companies since 1989 with expert supply chain management, lean and just-in-time logistics, and waste management facilities. With an opportune network of warehouse and consolidation centres throughout the UK, CSB logistics offers an unparalleled expertise in controlling the supply flow of material and equipment to projects on a Just-In-Time basis. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: