An Empirical Study on Project Logistics at EPC Projects of Bangladesh

Authors : Md. Tohidul Islam; Ashfaque A. Mohib; Anisul Islam

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 1 - January

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Asset/non-asset-based domestic and foreign logistics conglomerates are introducing themselves as project logistics experts for heavy equipment handling, over-dimensional cargo (ODC) specialists, multimode transport planners, and project documents handlers to satisfy customer demand and reliability. They aim to improve operational efficiencies and increase return on investments to compete in a dynamic market of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) projects of Bangladesh through focusing on strategic, and operational planning as well as control for sustainability and growth. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the breakbulk handling process, multimode transportation planning, route survey method, necessary approvals, execution planning, essential tools, techniques, and types of equipment for logistics operation. It elaborates the dynamics of project-based logistics, and the spiral affects how logistics can play a significant role in EPC projects. In addition to this, the study identifies external factors, market trends, and the potential barriers which influence the overall performance of EPC contractor. This study performs a series of qualitative and quantitative analyses on secondary data that encompassed few major logistic projects in Bangladesh. The paper identifies opportunities to improve project logistics performances in terms of planning, design, and operations. The authors provided some recommendations that would help the industry practitioners achieve a higher level of productivity in project-based logistics. Furthermore, the given iterative and efficient research techniques would help the researchers contribute further to this knowledge domain.

Keywords : Project Logistics, Operational Process, Transportation Planning, Jetty Construction, Stowage plan


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