As much as a construction project depends on skills and expertise to utilize equipment and material, it equally depends on having the right materials present to be accessed at the right time and place. Indeed, labor procurement and material liaison are crucial construction elements that enable a project to be delivered on time within a budget.
Effective material management on a construction site is an imperative task that yields several advantages and can prevent major delays and hindrances in executing tasks on the construction site.
Taurus Projects And Effective Material Management
We at Taurus projects are experts in construction management services. Our skilled professionals can provide you with efficient and effective management services on your construction sites. From site services, civil construction, material to fleet management.
What Is Effective Material Management?
Effective management on a construction site refers to the organization and administration of labor, construction material, tools, equipment, and money. This management consists of devising a systematic plan of construction. This further ensures the quality and quantity of materials and equipment, their availability at the correct time, and utilization in a properly organized manner.
In simple terms, Material management can be perceived as the purchase of quality materials at a reasonable cost and making them available on the construction site when needed. A good material management system can yield benefits to constructors both in terms of time and profit.
How Can You Carry Out Material Management?
Construction site material management is focused on five aspects: the good quality of materials, the right quantity of supplies, provided at the right time, in the right place, within a cost-effective range. These can then be separately addressed to ensure effective management.
Right Quality Of Materials
This aspect directs the issue of quality assurance of the materials purchased. Further, ensuring the correct type of material (as required) is delivered to the construction site.
Right Quantity Of Supplies
The right quantity of supplies refers to an adequate amount of material present or provided at the construction site, which is neither in excess leading to wastage nor limited, resulting in impeded working.
This includes the availability of materials required at the correct time for a smooth production process. Sometimes, additional supplies are needed. In such circumstances, the construction site manager must be vigilant and carry out prompts and material issues without causing delays in the construction process.
Right Place in construction site management indicates the supply and distribution of material at the correct location, for example: where it is required.
It is the skill of intelligible purchase of materials, that falls within budget range without compromising on the quality or quantity of material.
Impact Of Material Management
Material management on a construction site can be beneficial as it can help to administer the production process in an organized manner. Material control, in terms of the right quantity, can serve to eliminate material wastage. It can also help to cut down additional costs on material storage and prevent overstocking or understocking. Further, it can assist in an unimpeded workflow as the right quantity and quality of materials will be available to the production department.
Moreover, material management can allow a straightforward valuation of materials purchased, leading to ease in preparing monthly financial statements. At the same time, it reduces the risk of theft and fraud. Having proper material management services enables employers to execute their duties in the most effective and responsible manner possible.
At Taurus Projects, we offer exceptional services in the domain of material management on construction sites. Our expertise includes material handling, truck unloading, storage, inventory control, and retrieval, shop and module yard material planning and coordination, Utilizing Jovix software for material planning, and Competency in EPC and off the shelf MatMan, JMMS, and other ERP systems.