About Carol and her role at Efco
In this video, Carol Wilson introduces herself as a senior purchaser at Efco, a company specializing in concrete forming systems for various construction projects like bridges, houses, and parking garages. She shares insights into her role, where she oversees the procurement of all the steel required for Efco's forming systems. Carol highlights the scale of their operations, detailing the logistics of steel procurement, whether it's directly from mills in large quantities or through suppliers on a more regular basis, showcasing the complexity and importance of her role in the company's supply chain.
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Efco sells concrete forming systems to supply and make bridges or houses or parking garages or beams and so forth.



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I'm Carol Wilson, and I'm one of the senior purchasers of Efco. I'm responsible for all the steel, for all the forming systems that we make here.



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We bring in about ten flatbeds a week or more of steel and we buy from the mill or we buy from a supplier.



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If we buy from the mill, then you're bringing in several truckloads at a time and a supplier is a weekly or milk run type.



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You know, it has a mixture of different steel on it.

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But what we've known from what I experience was, is we were able to get there with the system. We still there with the system. The system has what is needed to provide us what we're looking for, because every company, admittedly, is trying to get compliant. If we educate people, if we get people the education that they need and to get over the fear factor, I think 90% of those things can be resolved because most people will go to what they're most familiar with.What I worked with from a different company, but they're not willing to sit down and look at what the demographics are saying. People are into social media now. People are moving fast into fast paced world. But technologies are still antiquated. So there's a disconnect here, right? So while we're moving at a fast pace at home with dragging at work, so why can't we continue that speed while we at work?If your supplier has issues and you're not informed on time, you want to have an alternate supplier in place. If your suppliers are not qualified, you may not know that that needs to happen. And so when you have an integrated system that speaks to itself and is giving you all this data, you literally have the pulse of the organization in your hands as an executive at a money bound access.

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