May 19, 2020

Meijer and Shipt develop new grocery app

Meijer
Shipt
groceries
App
Catherine Rowell
2 min
Meijer and Shipt develop new grocery app

With the aim to develop business relationships which are just as significant as the relationship with their customers, supermarket chain Meijer has now expanded their services. The company has now created an app-based delivery service in a collaboration with Shipt, which will provide increased advantages for their customers.

Commencing on 15th September, the service will incorporate 55,000 options which can be delivered from 25 locations, providing a 24-hour continual service, excluding holidays which influence the trade market, putting customers at the forefront of the service.

Michael Ross, Vice President of Digital Shopping and Customer Marketing commented, “This is yet one more option to make shopping at Meijer easier for our customers.”

“We believe our relationship with Shipt will provide many of our customers an all-encompassing service that will save them time and add a new convenience when shopping at Meijer.”

The membership-focused service for Shipt members will cost users $99 a year or $14 per month, with annual or monthly options on offer. Shipping for deliveries over $35 will be free of charge, whilst orders under this figure will incorporate a $7 delivery fee.

The collaboration will allow members to access a range of everyday essentials and save their favourite or most bought items, effectively saving time spent continually searching, effectively providing a service which is efficient and practical.

All orders will have a one-hour delivery window, making the service efficient for families and locals alike, with payment being available to submit through the app, providing further advantages.

Bill Smith, founder and CEO of Shipt said, “The Meijer commitment to quality food, excellent customer service, and dedication to the communities they serve is what makes them an ideal partner."

"Through our relationship with Meijer, we will make life easier for busy individuals and families, and also create jobs in the Detroit area."

Source: Meijer

 

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Jun 18, 2021

Intelliwave SiteSense boosts APTIM material tracking

APTIM
Intelliwave
3 min
Intelliwave Technologies outlines how it provides data and visibility benefits for APTIM

“We’ve been engaged with the APTIM team since early 2019 providing SiteSense, our mobile construction SaaS solution, for their maintenance and construction projects, allowing them to track materials and equipment, and manage inventory.

We have been working with the APTIM team to standardize material tracking processes and procedures, ultimately with the goal of reducing the amount of time  spent looking for materials. Industry studies show that better management of materials can lead to a 16% increase in craft labour productivity.

Everyone knows construction is one of the oldest industries but it’s one of the least tech driven comparatively. About 95% of Engineering and Construction data captured goes unused, 13% of working hours are spent looking for data and around 30% of companies have applications that don’t integrate. 

With APTIM, we’re looking at early risk detection, through predictive analysis and forecasting of material constraints, integrating with the ecosystem of software platforms and reporting on real-time data with a ‘field-first’ focus – through initiatives like the Digital Foreman. The APTIM team has seen great wins in the field, utilising bar-code technology, to check in thousands of material items quickly compared to manual methods.

There are three key areas when it comes to successful Materials Management in the software sector – culture, technology, and vendor engagement.

Given the state of world affairs, access to data needs to be off site via the cloud to support remote working conditions, providing a ‘single source of truth’ accessed by many parties; the tech sector is always growing, so companies need faster and more reliable access to this cloud data; digital supply chain initiatives engage vendors a lot earlier in the process to drive collaboration and to engage with their clients, which gives more assurance as there is more emphasis on automating data capture. 

It’s been a challenging period with the pandemic, particularly for the supply chain. Look what happened in the Suez Canal – things can suddenly impact material costs and availability, and you really have to be more efficient to survive and succeed. Virtual system access can solve some issues and you need to look at data access in a wider net.

Solving problems comes down to better visibility, and proactively solving issues with vendors and enabling construction teams to execute their work. The biggest cause of delays is not being able to provide teams with what they need.

On average 2% of materials are lost or re-ordered, which only factors in the material cost, what is not captured is the duplicated effort of procurement, vendor and shipping costs, all of which have an environmental impact.

As things start to stabilise, APTIM continues to utilize SiteSense to boost efficiencies and solve productivity issues proactively. Integrating with 3D/4D modelling is just the precipice of what we can do. Access to data can help you firm up bids to win work, to make better cost estimates, and AI and ML are the next phase, providing an eco-system of tools.

A key focus for Intelliwave and APTIM is to increase the availability of data, whether it’s creating a data warehouse for visualisations or increasing integrations to provide additional value. We want to move to a more of an enterprise usage phase – up to now it’s been project based – so more people can access data in real time.

 

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