MVM were keen to give Logistics a prominent role in the project. Deliveries to the construction areas have to be made by travelling along the cordoned off hard shoulder and any hold-up or blockage could cause a major disruption of work. Unusually for the construction industry they took on a Logistics Manager from outside their industry sector, in fact from the retail industry. The retail industry is known for giving Logistics a much higher profile.
MVM decided they would benefit from the use of a delivery management package something that would be thought of as essential in the retail industry. Particular requirements for this project were :-
- Real-time management
- Remote access from the entrance gates at the various Junctions.
Zone Manager was able to meet these requirements. Using the “multi-project” feature MVM were able to set up each section as a separate project e.g Junction 26-27 Southbound is one, Junction 25-26 Northbound is another. Each section is effectively a site as it has it’s own entrance and exit points.