Control of deliveries
On most construction sites, there are major challenges in handling deliveries. If the deliveries are ordered and delivered on time, you are searching for them forever. When they are finally found, more time is needed to transport them to the right area of the construction site. Thomas had to face these challenges earlier. To avoid wasting time and delays is only on of the reasons he now uses this method of delivery management.
First, he creates a good “cycle” so that certain deliveries are always delivered on fixed days. For example, kitchens are always delivered on Thursdays. At the same time he divides the construction site into many small zones.
In the Vico Schedule Planner, he subdivides both buildings/houses and construction sites into zones. In the program, he then almost automatically receives all quantities by locations/zones.
He has created a detailed delivery schedule in the program. He knows the place/zone and he knows the exact time of the beginning of the assembly. Then he orders the deliveries the day before for delivery. The suppliers know the system and Thomas has not experienced any delays since then.
Thomas gives an example:
“Zone 5.1, for example, the first staircase in building 5. To zone 5.1, 10 windows of type A have to be delivered . As I planned the schedule by locations, I know exactly at what time the carpenters can mount the windows in the 1st staircase in building 5. We have therefore – a long time ago – arranged the delivery of the windows, referred to as zone 5.1. And we have ordered for delivery in the delivery area of zone 5.”