Guide

Setting up a construction material logistics plan

Introduction

Waste is a common problem in construction projects. For many projects, too many materials may be ordered, end up unused and are discarded as waste. By improving the efficiency of your logistics practices and material management, you could reduce the amount of waste material by up to 35 per cent.

A material logistics plan (MLP) can help you to manage all of the materials on your construction project, from the start of a project to completion. This can significantly reduce costs.

This guide describes how you can better manage materials on your construction project by using an MLP. It explains what an MLP is, how your construction business can use one to reduce your material waste and overall costs, and the key stages of setting one up.