Zone Manager is a powerful delivery management solution for construction logistics. It opens up new ways for our clients to manage their projects.
Delivery Management is a key element of a modern logistics on today’s construction sites. Traditionally this has been managed using spreadsheets, paper-based systems or even whiteboards. Modern day constraints on space and time, along with local environmental issues, mean that these methods no longer meet the requirements of an industry which has become accustomed to high-powered 3 and 4D graphical design and planning tools. A site can only be properly managed if the appropriate tools are in place.
The overview that a Delivery Management tool can give makes it possible to identify opportunities for improvement, reducing the number of deliveries by consolidation and smoothing demand. The ability to manage an off-site Holding Area can reduce local congestion and ensure that deliveries arrive on site exactly when required.
There are also practical benefits to be had in day-to-day operations. The traditional methods are often labour intensive, both in terms of entering data and keeping records. With a web based interface Trade Contractors can enter their delivery requests directly themselves, removing the need to laboriously copy details from request sheets. They can also see exactly what deliveries they have booked, and when, so there can be no argument.
A construction site is the pinnacle of a number of supply chains coming together in a well orchestrated manner to create a functioning whole. This is a natural application of the Zone Manager software.
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