Zone Manager and Focus Group



Focus Group Logistics have utilised Zone Manaager for a range of large-scale construction projects in recent years.

Zone Manager and Focus Group: A long-standing successful partnership

James Copperwait from Focus Group Logistics has been making use of Zone Manager to assist in the management of large-scale construction projects for a number of years and says that, by using Zone Manager, he and his team have benefited from better management of site congestion and their ability to better manage their planning function.

Focus Group Logistics handle construction projects with budgets up to £300million. With projects of these scales even the slightest slippage in costs or scheduling can have huge knock on consequences. It’s for that reason that the team at Focus rely on Zone Manager to support these projects with delivery management and site contractor information. James says that his long-standing relationship with Zone Manager is a real asset when it comes to making the most of the tool.

Zone Manager’s development team have worked with James and his team to co-develop additional bespoke bolt-ons that tailor Zone Manager to support the unique needs of Focus’ projects. With people across the Focus team using Zone Manager in their day-to day roles, James explains that the flexibility of the tool to work well across desktop and mobile devices is crucial to how easy it is to implement on new projects. James describes Zone Manager as a

“Clever kit which takes the old school whiteboard approach to project management into the modern day and utilises cutting edge technology to support today’s demanding construction projects.”

Zone Manager supporting the University of Sussex project

With Zone Manager being the preferred Delivery Management System for Focus Group Logistics, the Operations Manager at the time, Travis Scott, had to get to grips with a system he was unfamiliar with. Rapidly impressed with the range of features and benefits Zone Manager offers, he has seen first hand how Zone Manager’s flexibility and ease of use, to name just a few, has assisted in the management of countless construction projects with varying levels of scale, complexity and challenges.

As the Operations Manager, Travis says that having the full control Zone Manager offers, is crucial to the smooth day to day running of projects.

“Having the flexibility to add or remove cranes, hoists and gates ensures that there is an accurate, live and total transparent view of the usage, planning and movement of site resources. Without Zone Manager, it would be utter chaos.”

The fact that Zone Manager has been used on projects of varying sizes and complexities by Focus Group Logistics is testament to its innate ability to meet the needs of specific and complex project requirements.
From the large scale £150 million University of Sussex redevelopment project to the challenge of the super highway that the Blackfriars project brought with it, the ability to have complete transparency and control over traffic and subcontractors were absolute priorities, the solutions for which Zone Manager continues to provide.

Furthermore, it is the gold standard level of ongoing support that Travis receives that sets Zone Manager apart.

“Because of their extensive knowledge and background in construction logistics, the team at Zone Manager are able to suggest creative and practical solutions to specific issues which are now commonplace on today’s construction projects. The fact that the team can offer ways in which Zone Manager can be configured and integrated with our own internal systems is simply outstanding.”

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