VJ Technology, the market leader in manufacturing, distributing and testing fixings, fasteners and building consumables for the construction and infrastructure sector, has launched a unique, onsite procurement solution designed to reduce costs, improve cashflow and productivity, whilst limiting the impact of deliveries on the environment.
The secure by design VJ iStore® brings a warehouse to any construction site (literally) in bespoke modular shipping containers to act as vending machines, so fast-paced infrastructure projects can be fed a constant supply of their most used products that can be clicked and collected in a matter of minutes directly on-site at the point of need.
Products are available 24/7 which in turn increases productivity significantly and are only paid for once they have been collected, positively impacting cashflow. It is replenished once every 10 to 14 days as managed by the active stock control system resulting in an up to 70% reduction in carbon emissions previously caused by daily deliveries to site. Other benefits include: reduction in process cost; 24/7 access to products that are generally thought of last minute; reduced loss and theft from busy sites; no delivery delays; less issues with site restrictions for deliveries.
It is the first of its kind in the UK and Europe (patent pending) and takes its inspiration from the Amazon Locker solution. Smaller solutions can also be deployed using a dedicated site room.
Andrew Mobbs, CEO at VJ Technology said: “These are challenging times for the sector and we are on a mission to de-risk the construction and infrastructure supply chain, playing our part to help projects finish on budget and on time. Everything we do revolves around how we can makes things easier and better for the customer and
The VJ iStore® is just another step in this journey and is absolutely a part of our long-term growth strategy.
“It is unique because it fuses ecommerce, smart security and smart logistics with our tried and tested supply chain to provide a seamless customer experience. You can collect the product as quickly as you can walk to the store and open the door. This truly is the next level in the construction supply chain.