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On-Site: Construction supply chain holds up through pandemic, helped by contractors adopting digital delivery options

The construction supply chain has strained under the considerable weight of the COVID-19 pandemic

June 11, 2020  by On-Site

Mixer trucks delivering concrete to a residential development in Toronto. The supply of concrete and other regional materials have held up relatively well throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

The construction supply chain has strained under the considerable weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in spite of slowdowns at manufacturing plants, revamped procedures at Canadian borders and stricter protocols on job sites, haulers have, generally speaking, continued to deliver the materials needed to keep projects moving forward.

There are exceptions, and many contractors are reporting disruptions or delays, but considering the scale of the crisis, logistics networks have proved relatively resilient, according to Jordan Thomson, a senior manager with KPMG Canada’s Infrastructure Advisory team.

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