North / South America
Driving the new competitive standard in concrete
Aug, 07 2012
Did you know that waiting time costs the concrete industry millions every year? One company alone has calculated 35 minutes average waiting time beyond pouring allocation per load across its footprint. Net savings: over $20 million in just one year (4700 truck operator, 12% reduction in wait time).
Did you know that the time it takes to handle customer disputes costs the industry billions more? Estimates show an average of 40 days to resolve disputed invoices, at significant related costs. For an average plant of 30,000 cubic yards with a 10% dispute rate, this issue requires an additional $225,000 in working capital plus the associated write downs
Did you know that 7% of all concrete placed is produced with significant error? Fragmented data and inadequate communication through the vertical allow small problems to turn into big – and expensive – problems.
These costly situations – and many more – result when producers don’t have information they can use.
Never before has competitive pressure on construction materials producers been so intense, and survival in today’s economy depends not just on small efficiencies but on changing the game. Los Angeles-based iCrete LLC is changing the game and is rapidly becoming the Number One choice for mobile technology in concrete. It is leading the way to new standards for an industry saddled with outdated systems. Modern business has been altered irrevocably by computing, cloud-based storage and mobility, yet technology’s benefits have been slow to come to construction materials.
Where information in the past has come to producers through fractured, redundant IT systems, the innovative iCrete platform aggregates data from existing sources and turns it into clear, actionable information. iCrete gives people real-time data they can use to make real-time decisions.
iCrete’s new V360 enterprise tools run in the Cloud and allow users to see their business via highly customizable apps on a simple dashboard display. The iCrete system is scalable and affordable. In the office or in the field, V360 becomes the indispensable resource for making business more efficient. iCrete proves that with the right support you can improve your margins.
The concrete industry is moving steadily towards the establishment of uniform quality standards, and real-time analysis of data will be an essential part of the producer’s ability to meet those standards.
What producer can’t afford to save money or operate more efficiently? Who wouldn’t want a competitive edge? iCrete can do this and more. It sets the new competitive standard in concrete.
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