This handbook iBestPracticeReportPicturencludes more than 20 examples of good practice in supply chain management in the construction sector. Covering the areas of logistics operations, policies, advanced technologies and integrated supply chains, each good practice example includes relevant information to understand at a glance its purpose, its main characteristics, the results it helped to achieve and how it can be adapted to new applications. The handbook notably targets construction companies and local authorities and provides them additionally with information on cost estimations, time requirements and complexity to help them identify the examples that could be of interest for their respective contexts.

Among the good practices addressed by the report, the Construction Consolidation Centre (CCC) is a particularly promising one to reduce the negative externalities of the urban freight transport caused by construction.

The concept is very similar to the better known Urban Consolidation Centre (UCC), but is focused on customers from the construction sector. Instead of delivering directly to the construction site, suppliers can deliver to a CCC situated in relatively close proximity to the site. Deliveries are then consolidated and carried out to the construction sites. The CCC can also provide a range of other value-added logistics and retail services, such as temporary material storage, recycling and off-site construction.

The handbook can be downloaded here.

The SUCCESS team is organising this year a series of workshops involving non-partner cities interested in how to reduce the nuisances that the construction works generate. If your city wants to benefit from SUCCESS’ solutions and take the opportunity to discuss the issue with its local stakeholders, please find more information here.