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Monetised sustainability impacts of integrated planning in the manufactured construction products industry: A transport perspective from New Zealand

by Kamal Dhawan a,* John E. Tookey a Ali GhaffarianHoseini a  and  Mani Poshdar a
Built Environment Engineering Department, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
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JEA  2024, 83; 3(4), 83;
Received: 26 October 2023 / Accepted: 11 December 2023 / Published: 15 December 2024


The extensive, interdisciplinary nature of construction supply chains make them prone to inefficiencies at organisational interfaces. Inefficiencies are accentuated by the project-centric delivery paradigm, and complex logistics systems between multiple stakeholders. They manifest as a multitude of concurrent activities, processes, and systems both on and off-site. Transportation is the largest component of the logistics domain. Transport operations are inherently fragmented, intrinsic to every business, while vehicle ownership and deployment is typically externalised. Differentiated waste removal and materials delivery further disintegrate the already fragmented construction supply chain. Inefficiencies from the insularity of the planning process across segmental boundaries aggregate incrementally, with impacts visible at the macro level. Re-configuration of activities, resources and actors are acknowledged strategies for optimising logistics and transportation function. This paper investigates the impact of three integration strategies on a manufactured construction products supply chain efficiency. These strategies include vertical integration of distribution, integrated planning for transport operations, and integration of reverse logistics into operations. Sustainability impacts are evaluated according to domestically determined monetary parameters in order to benchmark performance at the business and national scale.

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Dhawan, K.; Tookey, J. E.; GhaffarianHoseini, A.; Poshdar, M. Monetised sustainability impacts of integrated planning in the manufactured construction products industry: A transport perspective from New Zealand. Journal of Economic Analysis, 2024, 3, 83.
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Dhawan K, Tookey J E, GhaffarianHoseini A, Poshdar M. Monetised sustainability impacts of integrated planning in the manufactured construction products industry: A transport perspective from New Zealand. Journal of Economic Analysis; 2024, 3(4):83.
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Dhawan, Kamal; Tookey, John E.; GhaffarianHoseini, Ali; Poshdar, Mani 2024. "Monetised sustainability impacts of integrated planning in the manufactured construction products industry: A transport perspective from New Zealand" Journal of Economic Analysis 3, no.4:83.
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Dhawan, K., Tookey, J. E., GhaffarianHoseini, A., & Poshdar, M. (2024). Monetised sustainability impacts of integrated planning in the manufactured construction products industry: A transport perspective from New Zealand. Journal of Economic Analysis, 3(4), 83.

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