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Trends in cement dispatch

Traditional ways of dispatching cement are changing and cement producers are paying more attention to process improvements. This article provides an overview about the latest trends, the needs of the producers and how they are met by the equipment manufacturers.

1 Introduction

In recent years cement dispatch has become a cost driver for producers. In emerging markets transportation is about 65 % of the distribution costs, packing makes up 15 % and others (taxes, clearing, forwarding costs etc.) make up the final 20 %. But rather than reduce efforts to lower costs and improve efficiency in the supply chain, investment in the network of distribution terminals and bagged cement delivery warehouses is needed to face growing competition. The more strategically these dispatch facilities are located, i.e. close to urban centers and major areas of...

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