CEMEX launches programme to speed up aggregates collection

CEMEX has launched Go Quarry Link, a programme designed to improve the speed and efficiency of product pick up for aggregates customers.
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The programme is designed to enable vehicles arriving at quarries to know where to go, get loaded swiftly and get out quickly.

The building materials company says that Go Quarry Link started with a pilot programme that remains underway at the FEC Quarry that it operates in Miami, Fla. CEMEX adds that the programme leverages technology, enabling customers to receive orders with greater efficiency, and provides real-time, on-site customer truck monitoring as well as better product visibility and loadout processes. Additional CEMEX quarries across the US are currently implementing the programme.

Under the programme at FEC Quarry, customers order aggregates prior to arrival. When entering the plant, RFID sensors scan tags on customer trucks, and CEMEX begins to digitally-process the corresponding orders. Trucks are scanned again at the entrance scales, and customers are then directed to corresponding automated loadout stations. Digital technology helps produce the required aggregate mixes. Loaded trucks are then weighed on exit scales designed to ensure load accuracy, and an automated dispatch system expedites the end ticketing process.

"By leveraging technology and connecting our quarries digitally, we are able to give our customers additional value by reducing the time they need to spend at our quarries and allowing them to get back to their projects," said CEMEX USA president Jaime Muguiro.

"With CEMEX Go Quarry Link, we are aiming to improve the experience for our customers by focusing on the issues that matter to them," said Graham Hardwick, CEMEX USA Vice President of Aggregates—West Region. "They are concerned about cycle times, knowing where their trucks are and what products are available. CEMEX Go Quarry Link offers a connected, digital solution that provides greater transparency to the whole process, enabling our customers to better manage their time and business."

CEMEX is also piloting the digital CEMEX Go Pick-Up app, which enables customers to find out wait times and have greater visibility of available products.

CEMEX says Go Quarry Link is the latest digital advancement for its customers. In 2017, the company implemented the CEMEX Go digital platform for customers. Currently, more than 33,000 customers are using CEMEX Go worldwide.