Construction & Building

Few industries are exposed to the roller-coaster-like cycles of construction and building. In the boom cycles, it is difficult to keep up and effectively manage costs whilst in the slower periods, dealing with excess inventory and the risk of obsolescence is significant.

Additionally, the ‘greening’ of the building industry has meant that newer materials have a significant cost associated with them and therefore need careful management. The varied material handling requirements of the vast range of materials also needs special consideration when it comes to transport and warehousing.

Our ability to design warehouses that optimise storage and management coupled with transport planning to minimise transport investment can help give your organisation a competitive edge. Additionally, our inventory management and optimisation tools and proven management methodologies can significantly reduce inventory investment freeing up cash as well as storage required to store inventory.

Find out who we've worked with in the Construction and Building industries.


With a focus on both cost reduction and service improvement, we engaged GRA to design and lead a company-wide Procurement Transformation. GRA worked closely with us to design and implement a new operating model and deliver significant improvements in procurement governance, processes and systems, whilst also managing a program delivering multi-million dollar savings.

– David White, Manager Enterprise Procurement, Aurizon

Typical results

  • 20-40% inventory investment reduction
  • increased service levels ranging up to 99.9%
  • 10%-15% reduction in supply chain operating costs
  • 5%-20% spend management savings
  • the ability to fund business initiatives from operating cash flow (OCF) improvements
  • improved return on capital employed (ROCE)
  • a minimum 3:1 ROI (10:1 to 30:1 typical)