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IJSTR >> Volume 7 - Issue 5, May 2018 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Effects Of Material Management Techniques On Construction Project Success: Perspective Of Material Managers In Northern Region Of Ghana

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AUTHOR(S)

Napoleon Kuebutornye D.K., Eugene Ayoakateng S., Asubonteng A Joseph., Tom Asigri., Alubokin Anthony A.

 

KEYWORDS

Techniques, effective, material, management, project success.

 

ABSTRACT

Construction materials management process is key to the success of a construction project; however, globally, the problem of material management is a critical issue in the construction industry; especially in the developing economies of which Ghana is no exception. This study sought to identify and assess the material management techniques required for construction firms in the Tamale Metropolis of Ghana. Using empirical data obtained from administering questionnaires to 96 material management personnel in Tamale Metropolis. The data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics such as factor analysis, and Pearson product moment correlation coefficient. The study adopted descriptive quantitative survey approach. Using empirical data obtained from ninety-six administered questionnaires of material managers in Tamale Metropolis; the data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics such as factor analysis, and Pearson product moment correlation coefficient. The study indicated that firms often employed store keepers and security personnel on site; list of materials in project that includes for example (material name, material number and unit price), and provide clear specifications to suppliers. However, they seldom use ICT; and rarely offer training for their workers. The study further revealed that planning and monitoring of material schedule; establishing good business relations with suppliers; the use of security measures on site; use of information communication technology; and also use of competent workers as well as effective training of workers is significant for effective material management on construction site, and has direct effect on construction project delivery success. The study therefore concluded that the more the number of the material management approach adopted on a project, the higher the project delivery success. It was recommended that construction companies should make use of more than one material management technique on construction projects so as to achieve maximum project delivery success.

 

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