In nearly every major city across America, the construction industry is in overtime to keep up with new housing demands. And logistics is a real issue when it comes to meeting that demand. If, for example, supplies come in late, construction is delayed, which could mean plumbing, power, and permitting is delayed; which means project completion is postponed; which also means profits are decreased. The supply chain can be complex, but it’s fascinating, too. Just consider all that goes in to something we often take for granted: our homes.
When it comes to residential construction, there’s just so much to be considered. From foundational materials like concrete forms, rebar and tubing, to interior finishes like drywall, flooring, cabinets and shelving…it all needs to get to the job site somehow. Let’s look at a few areas where a third party logistics company, like FreightCenter, can help.
Construction crews can build only as quickly as they receive materials. It makes sense for logistics professionals to help manage the supply chain for new residential projects. An experienced third party logistics company like FreightCenter can work in conjunction with general contractors and subcontractors to make sure materials are bundled and shipped in a way that makes sense, efficiently and economically.