Zone Manager is a simple to use, flexible, yet powerful software system for construction project management.
It opens up new ways for our clients to manage their projects, offering many practical benefits within day-to-day operations in construction logistics.
As a self-service system, contractors, once approved, can then request or enter delivery bookings directly meaning site managers don’t have to spend time manually taking bookings.
And, Zone Manager’s intelligent bookings diary doesn’t allow for double-bookings which is another headache avoided.
Managing your contractor activity on site an sometimes feel like herding cats. Having a central portal through which all contractors must pass provides a way to communicate and control. Whilst you can’t make a contractor take the agreed routes to site you can ensure that, by providing plans and controlling access times, they have no excuses for getting it wrong. A confirmation email together with 24/7 view of their deliveries ensures that they know when and where to turn up and can’t blame you.
The importance of having the right materials available at the right time cannot be over-emphasised. Reports regularly show that a significant amount of time is lost due to materials not being available when they should be. Construction waste is another hot topic. Key factors are always – order the amount of materials you need as accurately as possible, arrange for ‘just in time’ deliveries to reduce storage and material losses, ensure that deliveries are rejected if damaged or incomplete. Zone Manager is a vital tool in your ‘belt’ for managing materials.
Implementing effective logistics strategies within the construction industry is the best way of reducing environmental impact, such as local congestion, waste and carbon emissions. The information that a Delivery Management portal can give makes it possible to identify opportunities for improvement, reducing the number of deliveries by consolidation and smoothing demand. A smooth operation helps to ensure relationships with the neighbours are always good. Zone Manager easily fulfills the CLOCS and FORS requirements for a delivery management system.
In the Cloud
Managing contractor cleanup and tidyup actions is often done manually or by using yet another system. Zone Manager has all the key features to provide action notice management from within your delivery management system. The contractor details are there already so it provides a quick and easy way to add action notice management to your sites.
Security and Compliance
You need to ensure you have full control over who and what is coming to your site. By implementing Zone Manager you ensure only authorised deliveries are allowed through the gates. Site regulations and/or inductions can be included on the confirmation emails and permits so every driver is fully informed before they arrive on site. You have an auditable record of who came and when. You can prove duty of care to the authorities.