ERoad announced that it is is now collaborating with Bulk Construction Materials Initiative (BCMI), which develops cloud-based software for ready-mix concrete and bulk materials, to improve concrete supply chain efficiency. The main goal of this partnership, according to the companies, is to upload and auto-update information in multiple systems simultaneously, limiting the need to manually input the same data in different applications.
ERoad’s Drive app can be installed on Android-based tablets in the cabs of trucks that use CoreHub, ERoad’s telematic gateway. Job details and with supporting information are sent from BCMI’s dispatch platform to drivers’ tablets. Auto-status updates and log-in details are transmitted between BCMI and ERoad for logging and analysis. Text messages can also be sent and received from the Drive app, displaying on drivers’ in-cab tablets and are visible from BCMI’s dispatch system.
“By joining forces with BCMI, we are positioned to deliver unparalleled value to our shared ready-mix customers by aiding with plant-to-site visibility, turning complex data into actionable information, streamlining workflow, enhancing efficiency, and ultimately, driving greater business success,” said Dean Marris, ERoad’s chief data science officer.