Mobile Procurement and the Cell Tower Construction Manager

Spend Matters welcomes another guest post from Ivy Montgomery of Vroozi. Back in January, Jason Busch challenged Vroozi to come up with fifty real-life use cases for mobile procurement. This is an ongoing series.

Does anyone go anywhere without their cell phone these days? With all of the information and constant accessibility that is provided by these handy, handheld gadgets, we really can’t live without them.

Cell phones provide us with the means to communicate and interact with the world around us. Cell phones also provide us with news, information, and directions within the world. Yet, who provides the world with the connectivity of cell phones?

Meet Dave. He plays a vital role in the modern world, providing us the means to do so many of the things we take for granted on a daily basis. Yes, Dave and his crew install cell phone towers.

Dave and his extraordinary crew of construction workers provide us all with cell sites and mobile towers. With today’s growing demand for greater mobile access and connectivity, Dave is an extremely busy professional.

As the demand for improved mobile service continues to explode, the need for new towers continues to increase. The constant erecting of new cell towers is accompanied by the need for new tools and equipment.

Dave and his company are constantly working on tight deadlines with even tighter budgets. The select few companies who build, repair, and maintain cell sites make for a competitive industry, and Dave’s company often works for very thin profit margins.

When Dave needs new equipment, he needs it quickly and affordably. Additionally, Dave needs a way for himself and the site managers under him to purchase those items quickly and affordably when they’re on the road. To do this better, Dave uses a form of mobile procurement.

With mobile procurement, the only additional equipment that Dave and his crew members need to carry with them is the same tool they carry everywhere night and day already: a cell phone. With safety being such a high priority in the tower-climbing industry, it’s essential that cell tower construction workers travel lightly. By simply using a smartphone or a tablet, mobile procurement makes it easy for Dave and his crew to quickly identify which items they need to purchase.

Mobile procurement even allows Dave to see specific items he’s ordered from distinct vendors in the past. This handy feature helps Dave and his crew to eliminate any potential oversights by ordering non-compatible equipment. It also allows for everyone to continue working with the preapproved vendors with whom they’ve built successful and sustained relationships.

Relying on mobile procurement and the suppliers that Dave and his company know and trust, Dave is confident that he and his cell tower construction crew will be able to deliver with the proper equipment at the lowest price and in the shortest amount of time.

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