Who We Help in the Construction Industry

Challenges We Address

Losses due to logistics and delivery scheduling inefficiencies

 

Limited unloading areas in built up urban centers

 

Increase in compliance needs on construction project for local authorities, developers, and security

Reactive approach to booking that limits flexibility and planning

 

Low profitability in construction

 

Logistics can be 10-20% of costs

 

General Contractors

Voyage Control helps General Contractors improve site productivity through a reduction in wasted or failed deliveries and reduced queuing for trucks.

Examples

Voyage Control allows you to replace your whiteboard with a calendar that is updated in real time, making morning meetings much more effective.

 

Know the origin of deliveries so that you can prepare for any needed inspections of materials.

Site Supervisor

Account for resource constraints and align bay, hoist, and crane schedules with deliveries

Project Managers

Cross-site access to information for analytics and productivity reporting

Project & Field Engineers

Schedule and view deliveries in real time. Drastically reduce phone calls to avoid double/triple bookings.

Foreman

View upcoming deliveries and check in deliveries as they arrive

Executive Team

Increase operational efficiency to improve margins

Sub Contractors

We help Sub Contractors improve their productivity through a reduction in wasted or failed deliveries to a site.

Examples

Provide visibility into the usage of resources, such as cranes and forklifts, so that different subs aren’t waiting idle to use them.

 

Drivers hit a traffic jam and all arrive at the same time where half of the drivers are unproductive and have to sit idly while the rest unload.

Drivers

Show up on site and know exactly where to drive to drop your load off.

The right resources are available and ready for you when you arrive.

Dispatchers

Provide more visibility in to when your drivers are arriving on site.

Optimize turn time to get more trips to sites.

Developers

Developers benefit by using the Voyage Control system because it gives them improved management through the build and operation phases, cut costs through a reduction in failed deliveries, and demonstrate compliance with local municipality requirements.

Examples

During a project, developers have access to time-stamped delivery information which can be used as evidence for noise and emissions compliance issues.

On-site safety is increased due to vehicles being checked in and out during every delivery.

Local Community

The local community benefits when Voyage Control is used because it reduces traffic congestion and impact on the surrounding areas throughout the construction process.

Examples

Reduce scenarios where trucks queue on the street causing traffic jams.

 

Ensure that any construction related activities are occurring inside the confinement of the site.

Why Use Us?

We integrate with Procore! Check out our page on their App Marketplace here.

Streamline processes and reduce congestion

A dynamic scheduling platform based on complex backend algorithms and customer specified constraints will reduce queuing into your hub and link up operational processes

Proactive control

Our platform enables real time control of your site through visibility of incoming traffic and the ability to communicate to all stakeholders (including drivers)

Improve user experience

Drivers won’t need to queue for extended periods of time so labour productivity is increased and there is less miscommunication issues between staff on site.

Easy to implement

The platform is client customizable and deployed over the cloud

Improve productivity

Collect management information and display analytics related to productivity, emissions and compliance reporting and other KPIs

Meet compliance requirements

Voyage Control reduces the environmental impact of any given construction site, measures and manages compliance requirements and improves relationships with statutory bodies and local communities

Lean Principles We Impact

Daily Log and Documentation

  • Consolidate all delivery documentation
  • Procore Daily Log and Submittal integration

Eliminating Defects

  • Real-time QA/QC involvement
  • Visibility into first delivery of a Submittal

Utilizing Talent

  • Let foremen, superintendents focus on putting work in place, spending less time communicating with subcontractors and vendors

Reduce Wait Time

  • Subcontractor or General Contractor employees can schedule timeslots for
    deliveries that fit into your project’s schedule
  • Enables scheduling collaboration through simplified communication

Resource Planning and Scheduling

  • Allocate crane/hoist/forklift resources based on scheduling needs
  • Transparency at all levels so everyone can see what’s coming in and when
  • Minimize overtime for deliveries coming in late by reducing the number of
    unexpected deliveries

Minimizing Inventory

  • Coordinating deliveries through a single platform allows for easier application of Just-In-Time construction

Motion and Transportation

  • Delivering to the right spot, at the right time
  • Reduce unnecessary motion (double handling)

Punctuality

  • Understand who is arriving late
  • Ability to analyze the times of day and site locations with the highest tardiness percentages

Vendor Performance

  • % of failed deliveries
  • Number of deliveries per day

Actionable Data

  • Benchmarking and measuring progress
  • Metrics become actionable pieces
    of information
  • Vendor accountability

Efficient Scheduling Delivers Value to Stakeholders

     Subcontractors

  • Reliable and real-time scheduling makes internal planning easier

     General Contractors

  • Enhances operational efficiencies

     Owners

  • Visibility into the project, allowing for more efficient land use, minimized queuing and reduced need for staging/storage yards

     Community

  • Decrease congestion around the jobsite

 

 Learn more by watching the below video or download our one-sheeter here!

 

Project EngineerSuffolk Construction

ForemanRobins & Morton

Site SupervisorSuffolk Construction

Success Stories 

Voyage Control’s platform has been used at numerous construction sites across various industries. Our software has been used at vertical projects, healthcare facilities, train stations, and everything in between. Our core functionality lies in helping General Contractors gain visibility into the deliveries coming on site, to enhance security and drive accountability amongst all parties involved.

Robins & Morton – MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital

Robins & Morton was looking for a tech partner to help them work towards lean construction goals. Their challenge? Building a new children’s hospital within a working hospital campus in downtown Charleston’s medical district, without disrupting ongoing medical operations. They had little visibility into their deliveries and resource requirements, which on a complex job site leads to chaos and headaches.

We joined forces to help them solve these issues and more, in the hopes of lowering their monthly Tylenol bills and increasing their time available for putting work in place. Good news, the results have been superb. Superintendents and Foremen are saving hours of time every week, and reallocating those hours to more time spent on their core project responsibilities. Read the case study by clicking on the image to the right!

Contact

If you are interested please drop us a line at sales@voyagecontrol.com

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