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Title: RS7-2 - Project Materials Management Primer
Publication Date: 11/1/1988
Product Type: Research Summary
Status: Archived Supporting Product
Pages: 18
This publication has been archived, but is available for download for informational purposes only.

Contains checklists, several appendices, a guide to contractor selection and a set of definitions.
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Construction materials management has made major improvements in the last decade, and indications are that continued advancements will be made through automation of the many repetitive functions, the ability to communicate information on materials worldwide, and the use of other cost-effective measures. It is essential that materials functions have visibility in the organization and that individuals assigned to the materials activities be properly trained, motivated, and recognized for their contributions.

With these advancements, materials management can provide better tools to the work force, improve cost effectiveness, and have a significant impact on the ability of the U.S. construction industry to compete in both the domestic and the international marketplace.

CII’s Project Materials Management Handbook is a comprehensive guide to improved materials management. The reader is encouraged to study the specific chapters for more detailed information.