According to LafargeHolcim, the CementDirect app and web-based solution enable ready-mix producers to sign off on deliveries, monitor real-time load delivery statuses and access bills of lading, proof of delivery and historical shipping documents 24/7, all in one place.
Kristin Beck, senior vice president of supply chain at LafargeHolcim in the US, says: “More than ever, ready-mix producers are operating under significant constraints. CementDirect allows for easier access to delivery information and removes the daily burden of managing and storing paper. In times when heightened safety protocols are so important, going paperless with CementDirect promotes health and safety.”
Patrick Cleary, senior vice president of sales, cement at LafargeHolcim in the US, says: “When we set out to create our digital tools, we always strive to create something that makes a real difference for those who use our products. There are so many opportunities to improve our industry, but for us, the key to success is focusing on simplicity and solving real challenges that exist in the market.”
Users can download the CementDirect app in their smartphone’s app store and register in the app or through the DirectAccess customer portal.
The release of the app follows the successful introduction of ConcreteDirect – which according to LafareHolcim – has resulted in more than 100,000 hours of customer time saved and more than half a million touchless deliveries.