Concrete Batching Productivity & Control
Concrete Batching Plant Productivity
How much profit is being eaten away by waste and poor control in your concrete business?
Concrete production is complex and has a lot of variables. It’s not made easier when the industry struggles to retain a skilled labour force.
Losses of €200,000 are common.
Leakage comes from:
- Material Costs
- Batching Productivity
How can you reduce your waste to zero?
Read the article below and see if this problem is an issue in your business.
If your concrete production is still using manual, semi-manual methods of the production process, then you could be bleeding profits.
50-70% of concrete production costs are raw materials. Poor use of these materials can reduce your margin.
Poor manual or semi-manual batching and a lack of confidence in your batching process forces many manufacturers to overdesign to ensure product quality.
A 50,000m3 operation over batching by just 1% is giving away 500 m3 of concrete. With a sales cost of €100, that’s €50,000 of lost revenue for a 1% over batching error.
If you produced say just a 3% of low-quality concrete that was rejected by your customer. You had no proof of the batch details this 1,500 m3 of waste concrete. The loss in revenue is €150,000 + the cost of disposal €50,000 = €200,000 for a 50,000 m3 operation.
Understanding the batching process and cycle times of batching is profit critical.
The batching cycle and timing are profit critical. The more batches you can get in an hour the more concrete you can sell. There are many variables to the batching cycle and we have written a separate article to cover productive batching cycles.
If there is an issue with the batching plant it is import to know and adjust the process or have a quick shut down to replace a spare part.
Failure to do this will result in poor concrete and rejected loads with a loss as described above.
Plant stoppage due to poor stock control will reduce productivity another waste that requires management control.
A one-day unscheduled shutdown on a 50,000 m3 plant is a loss of revenue of €25,000.
Stop Profit Leakage with Control
Imagine being the CEO of a concrete company and you have an app on your phone where you can log into any batching plant you own and see real-time production data.
How many M3 on concrete has the plant has produced today, yesterday, last week, last month, last year?
How much stock is in the storage bays?
What is the productivity of each plant?
Which part of the batching process is live, what is the next process?
Are any of the motors overheating, suggesting a planned shutdown?
We Have The Technology
The technology is already built into our batching plant. Our mission is to help you make more profit and reduce your waste.
Get in touch and learn more.
About The Author
Bob Evans is the Marketing Director for Fibo Intercon.
Bob has been in the construction and civil engineering industry for over forty years and understand concrete technology.
You can ask Bob a question by texting him on 07896 246 224 or go to the contact us page.
You can check Bobs availability and book a call to suite your diary. Click on this link.
Have You Read Our E-Book? – How To Make More Profit From Your Concrete Production
Our customers are having great success using their Fibo Batching Plant.
Their success is coming from lots of methods, that we have documented.
We want to share this success with you, so we have written an e-book called “How To Make More Profit From Your Concrete Production”
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Your Partner in Concrete Solutions
Fibo intercons concrete batching plant is the best avalible on the market, it is a well thougt out solution, designed to provide optimum flexibility, performance and operating efficiency.
It does not require a cast foundation, it can be placed on any even surface.
Our concrete batching plants are designed and built to a very high standard, so it will last more than fifteen years – this insures a very high return on your investment.
Fibo Intercon supply a large range of high quality concrete batching plant with a dosing accuracy of +-3% for standard machines and +-1% for our pre-weighing machines..
Below you can see a small selection of our standard machines, there can be set up and ready to go within two hours.