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Material Pro: solutions for concrete & bulk materials producers

The Bulk Construction Materials Initiative (BCMI) fundamentally changes the way construction materials producers operate. Our integrated cloud-based concrete dispatch and mobile apps provide real-time access to performance data and customer activity, which streamlines the traditional business cycle. There’s no need to wait a month for reports – or customer payments – when there is a continuous feed of information and communication accessible anytime, anywhere.

Produce Data-Driven Results

Synchronized analytics for ready-mix concrete & bulk materials

The Material Pro app captures real-time, in-depth operations data and delivers it via mobile devices and the internet. Intuitive navigation gives producers access to performance data and customer records from the past, present, and future. This visibility keeps producers at the forefront of the industry and gives customers a reason to keep coming back.

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Efficient sales management: CRM & quoting

Manage your sales cycle from your desk or in the field, with BCMI’s mobile sales tools. Customer records, projects, quotes and reports are available in one place to minimize data entry. The quote-to-cash process flows smoothly with time-saving features like pricing history and customer “scorecards.” Connect with customers with eTicketing, job site updates and instant messaging.

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Cloud-based dispatch

BCMI Logistics is the first fully integrated, cloud-based concrete dispatch system. Dispatchers have access to customer data, plant capacities, fleet tracking, and material inventories in a single platform. We have worked with dispatchers from the country’s top materials producers to streamline data entry and eliminate common pain points. The result is a system that maximizes truck usage, monitors plant capacity, simplifies billing, improves customer interactions, and predicts material demand.

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Deliver electronic tickets

eTicket+eSign for ready-mix and bulk materials is a paperless, touchless solution. Contractors receive and electronically sign for digital tickets on their own devices and track job site activity in real-time, share information across project teams, and download or print ticket PDFs and spreadsheets on demand.

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Real-time job site updates and communication

With the Material Now app, concrete contractors have the details they need about every order, from load and truck statuses to job site performance. E-ticketing and app-based chat and order request tools make life easier. When a contractor can see upcoming jobs, track today’s activity, and access project archives, their materials provider truly becomes a partner.

Offer Material Now to Your Customers

Agile concrete app development

The Bulk Construction Materials Initiative is moving fast. We work in one-month development cycles to release new tools and features. With the help of our supporting producers we can test, refine, and deliver impactful solutions without delay.

The end goal: to deliver your data in meaningful ways, as quickly as possible.

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The Future of Batching

In this Tech Trends column from Concrete Products, BCMI’s Craig Yeack addresses the questions many of today’s producers are facing: Do we stick with a batching system that does a “good enough” job, or do we upgrade to one that runs masterfully, with improved accuracies and uptime? And, what would either decision cost us? Read more

Concrete Batching: Buy vs. Build

“What would it take to update all of our 100-plus batching plants to a modern system, and why can’t we just build it? After all, it’s just a PLC, right?” This question is representative of what is on the minds of many producers right now. It’s a big question and more than a bit scary, so Yeack unpacks it step by step in this Technology Trends column, which appears in the November 2021 issue of Concrete Products. Read more

A Case for Industry 4.0 in Ready-Mix Production

When we cut through the buzzword bingo, it’s clear that Industry 4.0 matters when it comes to batching ready-mix concrete, says BCMI’s Craig Yeack in his monthly column Tech Trends. Published by Concrete Products magazine, Tech Trends focuses on concise, actionable ideas to improve financial performance for ready-mix producers. Read more

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