Bespoke software development for Lafarge - Evolve

Bespoke software development for Lafarge

Lafarge was one of the UK’s leading aggregate suppliers, with 140 plants across the country. It transported in excess of 10 million tonnes of aggregates annually.

This part of Lafarge is now known as Tarmac.

How Evolve saved £4m per year for a leading UK aggregates supplier

The challenge

Lafarge got in touch with us because cumbersome legacy systems were having a negative impact on their costs and customer service.

They were struggling to procure the right amount of transport to fulfill customer demands and expectations at a cost-effective price point. Their costs were high, customer service was suffering, the pressure was building on the order office, and unnecessary delays and backlogs meant that staff was having to work overtime. Something had to change.

How we helped

We helped Lafarge to define their best practices and business rules. And all interdependencies with other systems and processes were identified and documented. Then we developed a bespoke ordering system, which was fully integrated with an ‘off-the-shelf’ packaged optimisation solution. This ordering system was designed to manage and allocate transport based on daily customer orders.

The results

Lafarge has saved approximately £4m per year as a consequence of the bespoke ordering system we implemented.

Their haulage utilisation has also increased from 50% to 58%, while there’s now a more proactive planning and management of resources and fairer allocation of work to hauliers.

Services
  • Bespoke Software
Resource Types
  • Technical Lead
  • Developers
  • QA
  • Project Manager / Scrum Master
  • Business Analysts
  • Data Scientists
  • Power BI Specialists
Technology Stack
  • Java
  • C#
  • C++

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