Management

Roles and responsibilities of the construction logistics manager

15 August 2013

A group of construction logistics professionals from companies such as Mace, Laing O’Rourke and Skanska came together to create an agreed standard for the role of a construction logistics manager. Meeting at the Chartered Institute of Logistics, the group has worked to standardise expectations. These R&Rs were approved by logistics professionals who have worked within major programmes such as Crossrail and the Olympics Logistics

Responsibilities

The construction logistics manager is responsible for all aspects of the logistics supply chain, stores management, development and optimisation of site logistics solutions to meet the needs of the project. The logistics manager will be required to manage the movement of people, goods and equipment at the construction site and control site facilities management.

Key interfaces that the logistics manager must ensure early engagement with are: the project planner; the commercial managers procuring the works and the senior construction manager on the site. The construction logistics manager should ensure that the construction team is fully aware of logistics activities in support of the build program.

The construction logistic manager’s role can be described under the following headings: 

Planning/programming

Mobilisation

Supply chain management

Programme support

Safety

Fire

Site communications

Signage

Delivery management

Vehicles, plant, equipment and vertical transport

Security

Workforce

Environmental

Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Desirable skills and competencies

Desirable qualities

Beneficial qualifications

 

 

Comments

If I already hold my NEBOSH construction qual, would I need to do an SMSTS as my qual has covered the same training?

Andy, 3 April 2014

A construction logistics manager have a plethora of different responsibilities. That's why, it's regarded as one of the most challenging jobs in general.

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