We all know equipment hoarding is common. Maybe at your company it happens because a project manager overestimates the amount of equipment needed to complete a job. In some cases, it could be due to a busy and distracted superintendent just not noticing the crew no longer needs some equipment on site, and you’re never told to retrieve it and redeploy it.
Or perhaps it’s more intentional. A project manager may want to have a cushion — more equipment than necessary on site at all times — because you’ve incentivized him or her to bring the job in on time, rather than on how cost effectively he or she manages your assets.
Whatever the reason, equipment hoarding isn’t just an annoyance. It can lead to bigger problems for your company.