PartRunner: The newest tool in CEMEX's industry-leading 'last-mile' delivery toolbox - PartRunner: The newest tool in CEMEX's industry-leading 'last-mile' delivery toolbox
March 2, 2022
- Just like direct-to-consumer apps, PartRunner connects building materials suppliers with drivers for ‘last mile’ delivery.
- The platform, available in web and mobile application, can integrate with CEMEX’s Industrial Supply eCommerce, Construrama, Promexma stores and other verticals in the United States and Mexico.
It happens to the best of us. Something comes up at the construction site, that you need to solve immediately, and to do it you need certain tools or equipment that aren’t available immediately. So, you dial a couple of phone numbers, and the best-case scenario is to get the materials delivered tomorrow morning…not ideal, right?
What if we told you could you get heavy building materials and specialized tools delivered to you in just a couple of hours?
At CEMEX we continuously work to offer a superior customer experience to our customers. This includes the entire supply chain on our customers’ journey. In 2017 we launched CEMEX Go, a platform that enables our customers to purchase our products instantly, and over the years we have optimized our ready-mix concrete scheduling delivery with features like Digital Confirmation. Now, we’re expanding our reach besides cement and concrete to ‘last-mile’ delivery of tools, machinery, and materials from our eCommerce, Promexma and Construrama stores with an investment in PartRunner; an advanced on-demand delivery solution platform – available on web and mobile app – that optimizes route planning for ‘last-mile’ delivery specialized in handling “big and bulky” items.
This investment, achieved through CEMEX open innovation and Corporate Venture capital unit, CEMEX Ventures, is part of our Digital Innovation in Motion ecosystem. Digital Innovation in Motion encompasses CEMEX’s innovation efforts in its commercial offering, back-office processes, and smart manufacturing.
Just like many direct-to-consumer apps, PartRunner connects building materials stores, suppliers, and storages with the best drivers and vehicles according to location and the service requested. This increases logistics capabilities, productivity, and can reduce delivery costs by up to 25%.
From motorcycles, cars, SUVs to 24ft box trucks for “big and bulky” items, PartRunner coordinates a fleet ready to operate deliveries within a couple of hours’ time, same day transportation or even schedule recurring orders with timely conveyance.
This efficient technological solution allows users to manage trips and track orders in real-time, receive notifications via SMS, request multi-stops for maximum efficiency, review orders details, and manage invoices and documentation directly in the platform.
With all these features, PartRunner is a key player to provide our clients a superior customer experience by enhancing the efficiency and transparency of the handling of products and materials.
With a ‘mileage’ of more than 10,000 deliveries since 2018, PartRunner is ready to expand in the American and Mexican markets. In December 2021, it started operations in Mexico City to serve our Promexma and Construrama Supply stores.
To learn more about CEMEX’s Digital Innovation in Motion efforts, visit https://www.cemex.com/media/digital-innovation-in-motion.
- Quote individual and multi-stop trips.
- Choose the type of vehicle you need and the type of service.
- Compare prices and choose the one that fits the need.
- 360 visibility.
- Optimized routes.
- Real-time tracking.