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COMMANDqc Graniterock Case Study

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iStock Image The Challenge Like many other concrete producers whose QC programs evolved while personal computers became commonplace, Graniterock's QC information was managed in multiple programs. Aggregate gradings were calculated in Excel, concrete mix designs and tests were stored in Access, and certification information was maintained using PDF files. Because of the disparity of systems, relatively simple proj-ect submittals took 30 minutes or more to produce. People were spending too much time trying to generate weekly and monthly management reports. Sales people, who depended on providing QC information as part of their sales presentations, didn't have access to the latest, most up-to-date data. Graniterock's QC personnel were being overwhelmed by their own success. A different way of managing quality information was needed. The Solution When Katha Redmon arrived at Graniterock in 2012 and became their Director of Concrete Products, she already had experience with ConAd, the predecessor of COMMANDqc. She had experienced the benefits of having a single software solution that could monitor "all things QC". Aggregate information, concrete mix designs and test results, and batch information were all assembled in one location. Her previous use of Batch Watcher, a COMMANDqc module, had established the benefits of obtaining real-time reports for out-of-tolerance batches. After a visit to the Command Alkon booth at the World of Concrete, Ms. Redmon discovered that COMMANDqc was a major Formed in 1900, Granite Rock Co. is family owned and operated, with ready mix, aggregate, and construction in Watsonville, CA. Graniterock COMMANDQC LOCATION California INDUSTRY Producer RESULTS One Data Location

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