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Industry 4.0 in Construction Site Logistics: A Comparative Analysis of Research and Practice

Christophe Danjou, Aristide Bled, Nolwenn Cousin, Thibaut Roland, Nathalie Perrier, Mario Bourgault, Robert Pellerin

Abstract


The fourth industrial revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, has underpinned the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry for several years. Earlier studies show that Industry 4.0 is now impacting the construction industry and one of its specific features: supply chain management and particularly on-site logistics. Although many technologies have been associated with what can be called Construction 4.0, little attention has been paid to the applications resulting from these technologies. Thus, the utilization of technologies remains largely unknown. The aim of this article is to explore the technological applications associated with Industry 4.0 and used in on-site logistics. The study is based on a comparative analysis of the technological applications found in the scientific literature and those identified in practice.


Keywords


Construction industry ; Industry 4.0; Construction 4.0; Supply chain; Logistics

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