Adopting best practice in cement distribution
Lasse Jiborn - Commercial Director of Intelligent Optimisation
The good news for the cement manufacturers and distributors: cities around the world are booming. Currently, around 55% of the world’s population lives in cities. The UN projects that number to grow to 68% by 2050.
Urbanisation requires modified and new infrastructure and residential properties, creating opportunities for companies to break out. But in order to do that, and stay on top, they need to create value.
Cement distributors face especially difficult challenges, with the cost of transportation constantly fluctuating. Around 30—35% of the price of cement comes from the distribution costs. To protect margins and stay competitive, it’s critical for distributors to lower those costs – unpredictable as they are—and not let customer service suffer during your cost-saving measures. The key is following best practice.