Tracking Infrastructure

The Hidden Costs of Paper

Posted by Jeff Pollock

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May 9, 2020 12:44:10 PM

Hidden Cost of Paper

Our discussions with concrete product manufacturers during the past month reveal that many are reassessing their workflows in response to the COVID-19 disruption. Smart managers see a break from normality as a good opportunity to rethink the old ways in order to emerge more productive.

The first cut is to find hidden costs that can be eliminated.

Most managers understand intuitively that paper records are more costly than going digital but, often, they can't quantify it. So, we have created a calculator that allows users to determine the actual cost. I provide a quick run-through in the one-and-a-half minute video below:



If you want to determine the hidden cost of paper in your plant, we're happy to make our Cost of Not Going Digital Calculator available to use anonymously.

Interested in exploring more ways to improve productivity at your plant? We've prepared a report on lean manufacturing principles for the precast industry: 


17 Ways Lean Manufacturing Increases Profits and Wins Bids for Concrete Manufacturers


Times of crisis are opportunities to change forced upon us. Idencia is committed to helping the precast industry help itself through this time of change. Please contact us if you'd like us to help you and your company.


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About Idencia

Our mission at Idencia is to elevate the productivity of product manufacturers serving the infrastructure and commercial construction markets. We offer tracking solutions that improve productivity and offer value throughout the value chain. As a cloud-hosted product tracking system that is seamless between manufacturers, contractors and asset managers, Idencia adds information value to all, eliminates redundancy and saves time. 



Topics: Market Insights, Productivity

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Tracking Infrastructure is a blog about innovation in the manufacture, construction and management of infrastructure.

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