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Tunji-Olayeni, P .F and Afolabi, A.O. and Ojelabi, Rapheal A. and Ayim, Beatrice A (2017) IMPACT OF LOGISTICS FACTORS ON MATERIAL PROCUREMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET, 8 (12). pp. 1142-1148. ISSN 0976-6316

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The study assessed the impact of logistics factors on material procurement for construction projects. The research was based on a quantitative research design with the use of questionnaire. Convenience sampling technique was used to distribute 85 questionnaires to contractors in Abuja, Nigeria. Data collected were analyzed by means of descriptive statistics such as bar charts and inferential statics like Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Categorical Regression Analysis. Vendor qualities and competence of procurement officer were found to be the two most critical components required for successful material procurement on construction sites. Moreover, certain factors were found to affect material procurement on site. These factors include: late delivery of materials, inability to forecast activity period with accuracy, delivery inaccuracies, transportation challenges, increased waiting time and supply of poor quality materials. The study recommends that competent procurement officers having good pricing and negotiation skills be appointed for material procurement on construction sites.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction projects, logistics, material procurement, vendor qualities.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2018 11:50
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2018 11:50

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