Back to the future for precast

Producers embrace technology to strengthen core values of safety and service To understand the implications of technology for concrete pipe and precast producers, let’s start with Michael J. Fox and Jamie Tremain, vice president and general manager of Inland Pipe/Ocean Pipe affiliates of Lehigh Hanson in Canada. Both are from Western Canada, and Tremain started his career in 1985 at…

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Ranking customers: Use technology to decide who matters most

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by Craig Yeack

Congratulations, 500 customers purchased concrete from you in the last 90 days. Here’s the harsh truth: Only 50 really helped your bottom line. The others, depending on sales volume, work type, and work habits, may have actually cost you money. You owe it to your business to focus on the top 50, help a few more become better customers, and minimize your time with the rest. Here’s how.

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Extract & act: Identify and realize opportunities for improvement

by Craig Yeack

Ready-mix concrete production is not for the fainthearted. We are at the crossroads of design, engineering, material suppliers, traffic, weather, equipment failures and a host of other hard-to-control realities. Frankly it’s amazing we manage as well as we do. But it’s always possible to get better. 

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