A Framework for Standardized Logistic Systems in Housing Projects

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: A Framework for Standardized Logistic Systems in Housing Projects
Authors: Forsman, Fabian
Abstract: Production efficiency within the construction industry has been evaluated and criticized the last decade. Supply chain management (SCM) and the logistics of a construction project has been named as on improvement which is necessary for contractors to be able to be competitive and able to handle challenges as decreasing sizes of a site. Several researchers have claimed that the amount of non-value adding work at a construction site is significantly higher than other industries. The concept of Lean construction (LC), Supply chain planning (SCP) and Change management (CM) is widespread but not always connected and applicable on the construction industry. It exists a lot of research on how a construction project should arrange its logistics and production to achieve efficiency. This thesis aims to bridge the gap between research and practice and to explain how a project organization within the construction industry can implement new tools and techniques which previous research has developed. A qualitative method within SCM and CM was chosen. A literature study was conducted together with interviews of practitioners. The focus of the study was mainly on four topics: SCM, LC, CM and implementation strategies. Within these topics were theories such as Just In Time (JIT) and Locationbased Planning (LBP) described. It has been concluded that to be able to implement an efficient logistical system in a housing project does the design group have to get more involved in the logistical planning of a construction project. Furthermore, is it important for the contractor’s site management team to communicate internally to address logistics as a topic during the design phase. Moreover, was in concluded that the site management team could improve the logistical system of a site and production efficiency with already existing tools. Practitioners know most improvements that are recommended by this thesis, but they are not having a systematic approach to handle them. Such a framework was provided from the conclusions of this report.
Keywords: Samhällsbyggnadsteknik;Civil Engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12380/255905
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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