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EPod advances into CEMEX UK


9th March 2011: Epod, the innovative electronic proof of delivery system, is being extended into additional business areas of CEMEX UK. Highly successful and fully operational in the cement business, Epod is being introduced into CEMEX Asphalt this month.

CEMEX Asphalt is the first company in its sector to introduce this revolutionary system. For its customers, Epod guarantees a seamless "end-to-end" service, from the placing of the order to the invoicing. It can help minimise costly delays and wastage of valuable materials in the delivery and ensures clear and concise invoicing, saving time.

One CEMEX cement customer, Steve Johnson, Managing Director of Nottingham Readymix who takes about 400 deliveries of cement per year comments "We have been taking deliveries using the Epod system for over a year and it works really well. It is easy for the drivers and my colleagues accepting the delivery, to use and saves the horrendous paper chain that can impact on our business. In addition, we know we are going to get deliveries when we want them and on time allowing us to plan our business."

Every one of the 130,000 CEMEX asphalt deliveries a year will be loaded into the Epod system operated through a handheld Mobile Data Terminal (MDT) by the drivers.

The Epod system combines unique vehicle barcoding and the latest GPS tracking technology, allowing the logistics planners to monitor detailed information of the geographical position of each vehicle and pro-actively plan the next delivery.

It has been designed to be simple to use with every driver receiving 'on the road' training with an instructor to ensure that they are fully conversant with the device.

Carl Platt, UK Asphalt Director comments "The Asphalt Epod system has been tailored to meet the needs of our business. Experience from cement has shown us that Epod reduces invoice queries, removes paperwork, improves back office co-ordination and ultimately, ensures high quality customer service."

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Notes to Editors:

  • For further information and photographs contact Elizabeth Young t. 01932 583214 e. elizabeth.young@cemex.com
  • CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world
  • In the UK, as well as ready mixed concrete, cement and aggregates, CEMEX also produces asphalt, and has a significant share of the roof tile, rail sleepers, concrete-block paving, and concrete-block segments. CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers locally. For more information, see www.CEMEX.co.uk or www.CEMEX.com
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