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Why Leading Contractors are Obsessing Over This Real-Time Procurement Tracking

Why Leading Contractors are Obsessing Over This Real-Time Procurement Tracking

In the fast-paced realm of construction, knowing if the materials purchased align with your budget isn’t just best practice—it’s essential.…

7 Construction Nightmares You Won’t Believe Contractors Face

In the grand theatre of construction, managing a project is akin to orchestrating a symphony – with its crescendos, decrescendos, and occasional unexpected pauses. Here’s
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The Excel Trap in Construction Material Management

Running a construction enterprise is a multifaceted endeavour. With several construction sites scattered across different locations, ensuring timely delivery of purchased materials within budget becomes
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5 Reasons Why Speedbrick COMPOSE Is The Digital Procurement Software You Need For Your Construction Business

At Speedbrick, we’re transforming the construction supply chain management landscape with our digital procurement platform, Speedbrick COMPOSE. Designed with contractors in mind, this platform is
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How to Manage Subcontractors Digitally in Construction

Having subcontractors is a vital part of your construction business as they perform part of your contractual obligation. However, things get messy when you have
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The Ultimate Guide to Selecting the Perfect Construction Procurement Software

If you’re reading this, you’re likely searching for the top construction procurement software to streamline your construction business’s purchasing process. Construction projects procurement is unique,
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Buying Digital Procurement Software is Like Buying a Car: Is It an Expense or an Investment?

You are running a multi-million construction company. You have a challenge on site inventory management. You are looking for a procurement system to help you
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The Hidden Cost of Construction Waste: 15% of Site Materials Tossed Away

Did you know that 15% of materials delivered to construction sites end up in landfills due to mismanaged scheduling and purchasing? That’s a shocking statistic,
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How Real-Time Material Spending Report Can Save You Time and Money

To ensure profitability, contractors must ensure raw material spending is within construction budgets. Yet, budget control is complex. Many stakeholders are involved and collaborative effort
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Why does your construction business need a digital procurement platform?

Does your construction business have what it takes to compete in a digital world? Do you need it? If you have yet to make digital
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Shorten Your Procurement Cycle From Days to Minutes

Construction is a complex business, and sometimes, it can get messy. Contractors spend up to 60% of the contract value to buy material. Without developing
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What is the Cloud?

According to PCMag, cloud computing simply means storing and accessing data or software over the internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. This means that
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5 Reasons to Adopt Cloud-Based Construction Software

Malaysia recently launched the MyDIGITAL initiative in February this year, and since then, we have seen various parts of the plan put into motion. One
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7 Reasons Why Construction Projects are Delayed and Cost Overruns Keep Happening in Construction

1. Design vs Actual Building Work Regardless of the size of the project, every construction project involves many different subcontractors and stakeholders. Architects and consultants
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Contractors at construction site looking at material being hoisted by crane

How to Effectively Manage Construction Materials

Managing construction material is a critical part of ensuring the project’s success, given that contractors spend 40-70% of the project cost into buying building material.
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Why You Should Stop Using Spreadsheets in Construction Projects

Since the invention of Excel, the spreadsheet program has been used as a tool to run construction projects. While it is extremely useful, spreadsheets do
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Why Digital Procurement and Why Now?

Digital procurement, also known as e-procurement, will give contractors a return of investment you can never imagine, but only if it is implemented properly. In
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How to Standardise Your Construction Purchasing Cycle

The purchasing cycle in construction, from ordering materials to payment, is not easy. A well-managed procurement is often considered a major contributing factor of a
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Data Doesn’t Lie—3 Ways Cloud-based Solutions Improve Construction Project Supply Chain Management

Our needs grow over time, so technology must be adapted to make our lives easier. Whether it is finding a quick ride or checking real-time
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Progress Claim Process In Malaysia

Conducting payment in the construction industry is a lot different than in others. Firstly, there must be a construction contract between the contractor and its
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Progress Claim Template in Excel

Download a free Progress Claim template in Microsoft Excel format. This template consists of a workdone summary page and format of a typical construction project’s
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Get More Profit—Manage Your Construction Materials Properly

Contractors spend 60-70% of their revenue buying materials; it is easily the largest expenditure item in the budget. Managing your materials effectively will most likely
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