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This Technical Information Sheet is about Logistics and gives an overview of what logistics means, what benefits early planning, good management and technology can bring and describes how to get started on a logistics plan.

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Logistics is not just about deliveries and transportation; it is also about site and construction logistics. Savings in time, money and other resources can be achieved across a construction project with effective, and early, planning. It can provide an interconnection between stakeholders, deliver better performance and add value for both the client and the contractor.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Background
  3. Why is logistics so important?
  4. Scope of construction logistics
  5. Using technology to improve logistics
  6. Logistics and cost effectiveness
  7. Getting started on a logistics plan
  8. References and bibliography
About the Author

Carol Jewell is a construction sector technical author with experience of working on many projects for professional institutes, companies, and government bodies in the UK and overseas. She is co-author with Roger Flanagan of the Code of Quality Management for Construction (2019), and Site Management and Production (2020), published by the CIOB.

Roger Flanagan is a Past President of CIOB and a Professor in the School of the Built Environment, University of Reading. Roger has combined industry and academic experience as a member of the Board of Directors of construction and consultancy companies in the UK and overseas, as well as previously being a member of the CIOB Construction Quality Commission.

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