Management of construction logistics in Stockholm: Identifying ways of improvement for construction logistics within the inner city of Stockholm
Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The construction industry is similar to other manufacturing industries. Aproduction is made up of several small moments and the final product ariseswhen all these steps are completed. Each one of these operations is equallyimportant and increased efficiency is required at all stages. An oftenforgotten step when discussing efficiency in the construction industry is the logisticprocess.The main problems which emerge, when increasing the efficiency of logisticswithin a city centre, are the location itself, the required close collaborationbetween different actors and the industry’s unwillingness to change itscurrent habits. These problems are relevant as they not only address theconcrete problem of a congested inner city but also handle an abstractproblem which is the attitudes and relationships within the constructionindustry. If these problems were tackled, a more structured industry could arise withadditional economical benefits for the entire industry.The aim is to acquire a more efficient and effective logistic process byreducing the number of transports as well as increasing the time efficiency,standard and service of the required transports. The constituent for thisreport is Skanska AB and Uppsala University.The study consists of an in depth study of literature, as well as an analysis ofprevious executed projects and interviews with different actors within theconstruction industry. The results describe the answers given by each actorand a comparison is made with the literature study.The main conclusions of the study are that without collaboration and therightful incentives a development of the logistics process within the industry is notlikely to happen. In addition to the conclusion some suggestions for changes towardsimprovement are recognized.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 31 p.
LCCC, logistics, logistics central, management, construction industry, traffic, partnering, cooperation.
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-228285ISRN: UTH-INGUTB-EX-B-2014/21-SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-228285DiVA: diva2:733476
Skanska Sverige AB
Bachelor Programme in Construction Engineering
Gamstedt, Kristofer, ProfessorHassel, Ivón