What is Material Management Onsite?
Material management onsite is an important coordination function. It is an integral part of the seamless workflow on a construction site. The supply of the proper quality and quantity of materials in a timely manner to site and its off take is essential for the daily workload to be achieved according to the L4 schedule. The avoidance of material wastage helps in controlling the cost of construction.
The scope of materials management can be quite vast and complex, and it has a direct impact on the site activities.
The following are the main functions of material management:
- Construction materials planning and control
- Site Procurement
- Follow up on Purchase Orders placed by Procurement Department for construction
- Stores, Laydown Area and Inventory control
- Material Waste Management