Construction Companies Tackle Problems with Construction Software
May 10, 2013 | By Joe Radcliff |
Management Problems in Construction Companies
If it isn’t bad enough that the economy has taken such a hit on the construction industry, how do you deal with internal operational problems? Running a construction company requires so much more than just knowing how to construct a home or business facility. Management inefficiencies will lead to lost profits, stressed and overworked employees, and unhappy customers. Though the list of problems could go on and on , I cover here are some of the most common problems.
Multiple client files that lead to disorganization.
This is done when numerous departments create separate files for the same customer, although their intentions are good this causes serious confusion since none of the files have the same information. Not only does it create internal disorganization but it spills out showing to both customers and suppliers.
Crew utilization can be the largest single problem to make your profits disappear. Production scheduling problems is that of keeping crews working and minimizing downtime. Any inadequate system you have, rather it is physical paperwork or not; the crews can get lost in the process and not be utilized properly. Crews show up at the wrong job site on the wrong day, materials not ordered on time or at all and the crews are sent home.
Communications problems from reliance on paper based systems
Communications problems emerge when management continues to rely on paper based systems departments to track inventory, sales & marketing, account & payroll, operations,and production. Prevent confusion by maintaining consistent and reliable communications.
One solution: construction management software.
Only a few problems were mentioned here, I look for your input to share what problems are plaguing your construction company today! We’ve found that many problems that owners face can be solved using a solid, proven construction management software.
About MaxCon Construction Software…
MaxCon Construction Software provides the single or multiple office construction company a next generation system to move from paper based operations to a single centralized process to improve profits. MaxCon is tailored to the specialty contractor such as roofing.