The Benefits of Demand Landscape Material Delivery
Regardless of their specialty, contractors understand the truth behind the old saying equating time and money. Even contractors with multiple crews need to finish one job before moving to the next one. Furthermore, the longer a job takes to complete, the more the contractor will spend for labor, mobilization, and other associated expenses. One method that can help you save both time and money is on-demand landscape material delivery.
What Is On-Demand Landscape Material Delivery?
A study conducted in 2013 found that up to 63% of the direct labor cost on large construction projects was spent on nonproductive tasks. These tasks included breaks, travel time, and planning, but downtime due to a lack of equipment or materials accounted for a significant portion. On-demand materials delivery can drastically reduce this downtime. Although on-demand deliveries sometimes involve same-day emergency service, they are typically scheduled a day or more in advance.
What Are the Advantages of On-Demand Landscape Material Delivery?
In addition to reducing downtime caused by a lack of materials, on-demand deliveries provide several other benefits, including improved profitability and enhanced efficiency.
- Bulk shipments are seldom a great deal for contractors, but vendors prefer them because it saves them time and money. Even if you pay less for a bulk shipment, it could cost you more in the long run. How will you secure the material until you need it? If you do not secure it, you could lose all or part of the remainder to theft or damage. With on-demand deliveries, you are receiving your landscape materials just when you need them, which is why this concept is sometimes called a just-in-time, or JIT, delivery.
- If you have to send your employees to pick up the material you need, you are paying them to travel to the supplier’s location, wait for loading, then travel back to the work site. Depending on the distance between your supplier and your site, the trip could take several hours. Even if you only send a truck driver on the mission, consider how much money this could cost.
- Professional materials delivery services will have their own fleets of trucks and equipment to ensure efficiency and safety. They are the ones paying to maintain, repair, and insure their vehicles, and they are also paying for the fuel. If you send your own truck, you will be the one incurring these expenses.
Juniors Materials is a locally owned hauling company with a reputation for extraordinary service. We offer landscape material delivery, decomposed granite delivery, trash pickup, concrete demolition, truck pickup, road base installation, and dump truck hauling. In addition, we are a water or soil sinking contractor, a grading contractor, and an excavation contractor. We serve clients in many towns in Central Texas, including Round Rock, Austin, Hutto, Belton, Lago Vista, Elgin, and Bastrop. We offer great rates and free quotes, so contact us today to request a quote. You can reach our office in Hutto by calling 512-924-6887, or you can complete and submit our online form.