How SME Ready-Mix company joins the big leagues with Cloud batching
Pioneers in cloud batching, learn how Marcotte Systems helped this small producer save on capital investment using the pay as you go option.
The following case study is based on an actual concrete producer’s experience, whose name was kept anonymous in consideration of the strategic scope of the information provided.
Specializing in smaller loads and job sites – a competitive advantage
123 Ready-Mix was founded in 2007. Located in the central region of Quebec this producer specializes in the production and distribution of small loads of ready mix concrete. They can adequately meet the needs of a residential and commercial clientele in their region. They are equipped with small cement mixers which gives them a competitive edge on hard to access job sites.
Attracted by automation and the benefits
This ready-mix producer was keen to maintain and improve its position in the market place. Their main concern was to leverage better quality products and better planning to increase customer satisfaction. It is with this state of mind that 123 Ready-Mix decided to automate its production process and called upon the expertise of Marcotte Systems. Adding to product consistency, automation would also reduce operating costs by maximizing their limited resource usage.
Enter the big leagues without the big-league price tag
However, their ambition to make their entry into the big leagues also meant major investments in acquiring an automated system. Moreover, the two owners didn’t possess the computer knowledge and skills required for the implementation of their project. Marcotte Systems’ technology and solution was the perfect fit for their needs.
The Marcotte On Demand platform, which allows ready-mix batching operations to be performed directly from the cloud, was the perfect fit for their needs.
Save on capital investments
This new technology allows the implementation of a complete Marcotte batching system without any large upfront capital investments. Producers pay only for their usage of the system on a monthly subscription.
Reduced operational costs
123 Ready-Mix closes during the winter months. Therefore, they have the flexibility to cancel their subscription to the batching system while they are not operating. The cloud platform also eliminates the need for expensive or sophisticated hardware infrastructure or specialized IT manpower.
Flexibility and Mobility
Both owners of 123 Ready-Mix now have the ability and flexibility to easily take customers’ orders, plan, and batch concrete from their office, in a truck, or even in the comfort of their living room.
Marcotte is proud to develop technological solutions that bring true benefits to both large and smaller ready mix companies.
Case study summary
- Size of the company :between 1 and 5 employees;
- Production type : ready-mix concrete (pool sidewalk, concrete slabs, etc.);
- Implemented Solution :Marcotte On Demand, cloud batching solution;
- Improvements : no capital investment – pay per month subscriptions, no need for sophisticated and expensive hardware infrastructure, no need for dedicated IT manpower, being able to access and control all systems remotely from anywhere and anytime.