With the way technology is quickly evolving information and communications, it might be easier to talk about what isn’t changing in construction logistics. Truth be told, some old expectations are still non-negotiable:
- Be on time
- Be dependable
- Be adaptable
The differences between how these simple traits were judged in the past and how they are viewed today are not the same. Logistics is a complicated job of planning, executing and controlling the transportation, procurement and placement of resources. To blend seamlessly into a construction project requires a truckload of experience.
To make a jobsite run smoothly, Malark Logistics becomes an invaluable asset. As experts in your business, we’ll integrate your operations, warehousing and transportation needs into a customized service that meets your precise demands.
Specifically, a 3PL partner like Malark meets your demands in the following three success factors:
- Timing is Everything
Time Really is Money – Construction sites are well-oiled machines. Each component of the machine needs to move in time with everything else. A delay in any aspect will cause cascading effects across the project as a whole. On the surface, getting materials from their source to your site might seem obvious: load truck, drive, unload. But there’s so much more to the details of it – something a dedicated 3PL partner like Malark understands.
- Coordinates pickups all over the country
- Transports goods that vary in size from small, compact boxes, to large, over-sized parts that require specialized trucks to haul
- Arrives on site and has experience with encountering a variety of different subcontractors
- Have a Plan
Plan for the Worst but Expect the Best – When all the parts to a construction job are well planned, you’ll need a true 3PL partner who knows how to prepare with a loadout and pack a truck. If part #873 is due to be unloaded, then our driver will have packed their load to coordinate with that step. Malark’s highly experienced team knows exactly where they’re supposed to go, who they’re supposed to meet and what exactly is to be unloaded.
Showing up in the wrong spot at the wrong time with the wrong delivery can literally mean getting a truck stuck and causing a major jam in the day’s work. Our experience with large construction projects helps us to avoid such situations – we are skilled and prepared.
- Patient, Flexible and Adaptable
We All Love It When a Plan Comes Together – No matter how good the planning, how experienced the team, or how open the location, things happen. Weather, manufacturing delays, changes in scope, etc. can all throw a curve ball to a project. It happens. It always happens, but with Malark as your 3PL partner, we know how to roll with the punches.
For unexpected situations, communication and transparency are everything. The Malark team has a line-of-sight with all their carriers and are in constant communication – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – so that when you need us, we’re just a phone call away. It will make all the difference in your day-to-day management of a project.
Some might say a successful construction project requires a certain amount of luck, but that’s not it. It requires good planning and the right partnerships.
Choose Malark As Your Construction Logistics Partner
With large gains expected in global construction projects – around 10% is predicted in non-residential buildings in the US by 2021 alone – now is the perfect time to partner up with Malark as your Logistics and 3PL supplier.
Partnering with us will benefit your construction projects by:
- Saving you money
- Saving you time
- Reducing your risk
- Increasing your agility
Have a few questions regarding construction project logistics managment? Our logistics experts are here to help. Contact us or give us a call at 800.441.2624 – 365/24/7.