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Title: SD-27 - Project Materials Management Planning Guide
Publication Date: 6/1/1987
Product Type: Source Document
Status: Archived Reference
Pages: 57
This publication has been archived, but is available for download for informational purposes only.

Materials Management Task Force, Texas A&M Univ.
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The cost of materials represents more than half of the total cost of today’s typical capital project. Lack of materials when needed at the job site is typically the single most frequent cause of construction delays. Given the impact on cost and schedule, it is easy to see the positive influence that effective materials management can have on the cost of construction.

Research conducted by the Construction Industry Institute indicates adequate planning may be the single most important determinant of effective project materials management.