Site-wide Logistics

Providing a site-wide logistics service is proving to be an increasingly cost effective solution to major projects.  This effectively means that Plant Movements manage and deliver the logistics for an entire plant-related contract by managing sub-contractors thus making life a lot easier and saving time and money for the client by consolidating the service.  It’s an entire lifting and moving package.

 

Employing a full-time team on site to deal with all deliveries of mechanical and electrical plant can help to ensure that the management and offloading of all equipment is streamlined to a single movement contractor. This enables the sites to co-ordinate crane, hoist and forklift requirements more effectively and the distribution of the materials to the work-fronts more precisely.

 

Our Project Managers ensure that the trade contractors have a continuity of material supplies and the major plant items are delivered on time and in the correct sequence. This ensures that the project follows its critical path and no bottlenecks are caused, resulting in wasted time and money.

 

When we take on a site-wide logistics project we like to be fully involved from the start so we understand what the constraints on transport and deliveries might be.  This involves getting a full picture of the project plan and a good understanding of the site itself. All site-specific Risk Assessments and Method Statements are updated as the project progresses and any changes in site conditions can be reviewed and incorporated accordingly through regular progress meetings.

 

We are also able to manage and deliver road closure applications where necessary for large plant deliveries and have a lot of experience in working with local authorities to ensure that this runs smoothly and effectively. We are also regularly asked to provide traffic management plans, including the supply of temporary traffic lights, signs and barriers.

 

Many of our projects are undertaken in London so we are very used to working with Transport for London (TfL) and attending meetings to discuss site-wide logistics proposals where necessary.

 

All of this allows the construction team to concentrate on ensuring the smooth progress of the complex construction program and delivery to schedule without having to worry about logistics and the related issues.

 

Some recent projects where we have carried out site-wide logistics include Westfield Shopping Centre – White City, The Shard – London Bridge, The Place – London Bridge and Project Fox – Narborough.