How does Lendlease plan to achieve these increased levels of productivity and visibility? Enter: Podium. A cloud-based software platform that provides the property and construction industry with an array of digital products and services that simplify the complexities of the built world. By utilizing Podium’s supply automation platform, Lendlease can visibly track and trace materials more efficiently, and in doing so is “taking the guesswork out of construction and making it more predictive and sure.”
Embracing digitized supply chains not only makes sourcing materials more seamless, but it allows for a manufacturing process known as ‘adaptive fabrication’, where construction materials are made off-site as opposed to fabricating them on active, space-constrained work sites: “There will be a paradigm shift from manually creating a bespoke design by construction architects to digitally automating it.”
Podium’s supply automation platform enables suppliers, developers, and project managers to have a clear line of communication, in real time. The platform allows Lendlease to design the construction materials to meet the requirements of world-leading suppliers such as Stora Enso, who specialize in sustainable timber. This accuracy of data and level of flexibility is only possible through a digitalized platform, and is no doubt set to change the way our world is built: “I believe in having one source of truth with a trusted data source system, and the only way of doing that is through digitalization.”
To learn more about Lendlease’s Podium platform, click here.
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