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Industry perfectly poised to deploy mobile workforce

by Craig Yeack

We’ve all seen those neon cardboard ads stapled on telephone poles at intersections: “Work from home and make BIG $$$.” This is now a reality for the ready-mix concrete industry, along with countless others. We are actually better suited than most for going mobile. After all, ready mix is not a desk job.

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Evolution of concrete plants

by Craig Yeack

Ready-mix plants matter. The physical foundation of modern society is absolutely dependent on concrete infrastructure. More important are the resilient folks who work long, hard hours, day after day, to make it happen. Now more than ever, our people and concrete plants are faced with fundamental changes not seen in 70 years.

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Ranking customers: Use technology to decide who matters most

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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