Handling the Demands of Natural Disaster in the Construction Market

Published May 11 2020 by Steve Sanderson

When weather strikes, one of the key challenges is rebuilding. 2017 for example, was one of the costliest years ever for weather related disasters, putting damage estimates at over 300 billion.1 The effect not only lies with those who are unfortunately directly affected by rough weather but also, with those in the building products industry who receive an immediate spike in demand to help repair and rebuild for those affected.

When demand spikes, the challenges are many, such as material supply and rising costs, planning production and quickly moving raw and finished materials through the supply chain. As a result, companies are in need of a more sophisticated system that plan and execute work more efficiently and ultimately enable producers to fill needs faster.

Read: Can Your Building Materials Manufacturing Company Handle the Demands After a Major Hurricane?

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  • Comprehensive planning and scheduling
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Manufacturers can react quickly by modelling production capabilities, heading off issues with visibility across the supply chain, controlling costs and adjusting product mix for changes in demand.

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1. Construction Data, Association of General Contractors, https://www.agc.org/learn/construction-data, 2018.

A senior account executive at Alithya, Steve has over 30 years of experience providing solutions to the operational challenges of manufacturing businesses and has spent 12 years with a Fortune 200 Building Products Manufacturer.

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