TATA TISCON READYBUILD

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ReadyBuild Advantages

ReadyBuild Benefits

ReadyBuild promise for the construction community:


  • No Wastages

    Since cutting & bending process will done at ReadyBuild Center, hence the wastages at the site becomes zero and we take care of all the generated wastages.

  • Less Labour hassles

    Labourers at a construction site essentially perform two functions involving rebars; cutting and bending and tying. ReadyBuild will significantly reduce the dependence on the labourers for cut and bend activities.

  • Better Time Management

    ReadyBuild is delivered on an "On Time in Full" policy; i.e. it will be delivered within 7 to 15 days after finalisation of the design thereby significantly reducing pressure at the project manager's end to adhere to deadlines.

  • Unmatched Quality

    Being a Tata Tiscon rebar, Readybuild is made from Virgin iron ore giving it superior strength and ductility than the secondary steel rebars in the market. It is also cut and bent by high precision machines making it the best in class in the category of ready to use rebars.

  • Better inventory management

    Owing to its customised design and "On time in full" delivery pattern, ReadyBuild is present just in time at site on requirement. This not only reduces the amount of space you need to utilise for keeping rebars, it also helps you in saving costs associated with wastage and labour.

  • Easier procurement

    Readybuild is available in various lengths and diameters. Usually, the practice is to procure rebar for each requirement, then cut and bend at a later stage. Utilising Readybuild, you ensure that the procurement of rebars is inherently taken care of.

  • No misplacing of materials

    ReadyBuild can be easily managed and its different shapes can be easily recognised with the use of identification tags.

  • Freedom in Design

    The machines use to make ReadyBuild can transform any Tata Tiscon rebar into a shape you envision. You can now have the freedom to design complex columns, pillars, ceilings being worry free on the rebar to be used.

  • Lower Working Capital

    ReadyBuild brings with it a design suited to the project requirements thereby reducing the cost involved in cutting and bending by the labourers. ReadyBuild also keeps your inventory costs to a minimum owing to the "On time in Full" delivery policy so that you save on real estate and overhead associated with wastage.

  • Timely Completion of project

    ReadyBuild's "On time in full" delivery policy and the help from two coordinators as part of the after sales team guiding the usage of the cut and bent steel rebars for usage ensures that your construction ends on time with the best possible materials. The spill over benefits includes living a happy life supported by the Tata trust.

  • Strengthening of your brand

    ReadyBuild sets the path for the timely completion of the project which is a key requirement for any promoter to envision the growth of their brand.

 

FAQs

  • Benefits:

    Q. What are the benefits of using Cut and Bend services through Tiscon ReadyBuild?

    A. With Tiscon ReadyBuild, you get the advantage of:

    • Faster completion of job with receipt of material in “sets”
    • On-time delivery
    • Minimal wastage
    • Superior Quality in all terms (steel, angles, bends)
    • Lower inventory
    • Easier procurement process for customers
    • Savings on labour cost
    • No need for wastage disposal
  • Quality Check:

    Q. What Quality standards are being followed by ReadyBuild Centers in the production of cut and bend products?

    A. Tiscon ReadyBuild meets the following Indian Standards codes - IS: 1786:2008, IS: 2502:2004, Indian Ductile Detailing code IS: 13920 - 1993.

    Q. What are the check points to ensure the final quality of the product?

    A. The check points that happen to ensure that the product delivered is in the best possible shape are:

    • FIFO is used for raw material usage
    • Inspection and calibration of equipment is carried out at regular planned intervals
    • Standard operating procedures for all activities are prepared to ensure consistency and repeatability
    • Process charts for monitoring of activities are prepared
    • Online inspection systems to ensure dimensional accuracy

    Q. What are the tolerance levels with respect to dimensions/angles in shapes?

    A. The tolerance levels for angles and dimensions are monitored against IS 1786:2008 and IS: 2502:2004 for quality check.

    Q. Can the tensile testing to straight length material be witnessed?

    A. Tensile testing of the steel rebars happens at the Jamshedpur facility of Tata Steel Limited only. The test certificate carries the result of this testing. The customer is free to get the product tested with any of the reputed testing laboratories.

    Q. Is third party inspection allowed?

    A. Third Party inspection can be done at ReadyBuild Centers or even at the construction site after delivery.

  • Competition & Pricing

    Q. Apart from ReadyBuild, who are the other players in the Cut and Bend Market?

    A.
    • There are a few small players across the country doing piece-meal jobs. They deploy a single or incomplete combination of benders, shearing machines and stirrup machines.
    • Few of the large construction companies have made the facility of cutting and bending in-house.
    • Only ReadyBuild has a full plant capacity catering to the entire rebar fabrication need of any construction site.

    Q. Is the pricing same for all diameters and shapes?

    A. For a package order, same price is charged for all the activities under normal circumstances. However, in case of any specific requirement, the prices may vary based on the job content.

    Q. Can an order be booked for a longer time window at a current price?

    A. The order booking is done based on the plant capacities and for a monthly window only.

  • Production Facilities

    Q. What is the current total production capacity of the cut and bend material?

    A. The current production capacity is 18000 MT per month from the 18 ReadyBuild Centers at Bangalore, Faridabad, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, NCR, Mumbai, Kanpur & Bhubaneswar.

    Q. What are the types of equipment used in production units?

    A. Tiscon Readybuild is made by the use of the following equipment:

    • Shearing Line
    • Automatic Benders
    • Stirrup Machines
    • Overhead Cranes

    Q. What are the shapes that can be produced in the plant?

    A. The Bar Fabrication Shop responsible for making ReadyBuild is equipped to make any 2/3 dimension shape as per the Bar Bending schedule provided by the customer.

  • Dispatch & Delivery

    Q. How is the compliance for the delivery schedule ensured?

    A.
    • Production plan is drawn out with the customers plan as the base and the dispatch is finalised consecutively
    • Co-ordination with customer at every stage is maintained to ensure intimation and communication

    Q. What is the delivery lead time for cut and bend dispatches?

    A. A 100 MT order typically takes 7 days for completion.


    Q. How are the dispatches coordinated with the site?

    A. The dispatch is coordinated in the following ways at the site:

    • Once the Bar bending Schedule (BBS) is received, it is clarified with the concerned planning engineer of the site.
    • Priority of dispatch is obtained from the planning engineer.
    • Production of dispatches is planned in “sets”.
    • Confirmation of material detail is obtained from the planning engineer before dispatch.

    Q. How is the product matched and controlled as per requirements?

    A.
    • A loading list is prepared at the beginning of the production process that details the shape and quantity as per the customer Bar bending schedule (BBS). This list becomes the base for cross-verification with the production at every stage/process to ensure the right quantity and shape
    • Tagging during production ensures traceability and cross checking

    Q. What is the mechanism to address wrong dispatches/receipts?

    A. All material shipped must be inspected upon delivery and any inconsistencies from the order placed should be notified to the representative of ReadyBuild. In case the material shipped is not as per the order placed by the customer the errors in the dispatch will be rectified without any additional costs to the customer.

    Q. Will customers be charged additional freight for transferring materials from steel yard to ReadyBuild Centers?

    A. No, there is no additional cost for this.

    Q. What happens in case of a major breakdown at the ReadyBuild Centre?

    A. The ReadyBuild Centre has multiple sets of equipment to provide redundancy measures in case of a breakdown of equipment.

    Q. Does ReadyBuild provide transportation on site?

    A. Yes, ReadyBuild Center can arrange for transportation on customer requests. Alternatively, the customers could also opt for picking me up themselves.

  • Rush Order & Rework

    Q. Can last minute changes in the Bar Bending Schedule (BBS) be accommodated?

    A. They can be accommodated in urgent situations only and if the shapes have not been produced.


    Q. What will be done, if during fixing, some bars are found missing, casting needs to be done within hours and the customer cannot wait for supplies from ReadyBuild Centres?

    A. It is advisable to have dedicated resources that can cross check the material once it arrives, with reference to the Bar Bending Schedule (BBS) and the corresponding loading list. They may raise an alarm in case of any mismatch. If it so happens, Tata Steel will immediately deliver the material within the next 12 hours.


    Q. How can ReadyBuild Centres service urgent/unforeseen requirements?

    A. If the urgent requirement is for 4-5 MT in shapes which can be accommodated in small trucks like Tata 407, dispatches can be arranged on the same day and the product will be delivered at day time as the trucks will not face any entry restrictions

    Q. We have a concern that the urgency of customer may not be adhered to as the system may not allow the production schedule to be altered?

    A. Though, the production process is automatic, there can be a manual override to accommodate special urgent orders.

    Q. What is the promise from ReadyBuild Centres, in case the material supplied is not as per BBS? What are the response times and the corrective actions taken?

    A. All material shipped must be inspected upon delivery and any inconsistencies from the order placed should be notified to the representative of ReadyBuild immediately. In case the material shipped is not as per the order placed by the customer the errors in the dispatch will be rectified without any additional costs to the customer.

  • Material Traceability

    Q. How is the identification and the traceability of materials maintained?

    A. The following steps are taken to ensure my traceability:

    • Tagging as per the shapes.
    • Making bundles with standard number of pieces.
    • Proper packaging of shapes/customised packaging as per the given requirements.
    • Creating master bundles as per the Bar Bending Schedule (BBS), if required.

    Q. What information does the identification tags contain?

    A. The identification tag for each of my lots contains:

    • Customer Name
    • Project Name
    • Member Name
    • Bar Mark
    • Diameter of Bar
    • Cut Length
    • Number of Pieces
    • Grade of Steel
    • Shape
    • Date

    Q. What are the documents apart from the identification tag that are sent with the material?

    A. Invoice and Test Certificate are issued along with the product. The loading list carrying the material (bundle wise) is attached to the invoice, which helps in segregation of the required material as per the shapes.

    Q. Will the mill tag of straight length material be provided with the Cut and bend products?

    A. The mill tag is not provided with the cut & bend products. Though, the test certificate from the parent material will be accompanying the identification tag of cut and bend.

    Q. How would pilferage problem of Cut and Bend materials be addressed?

    A. It is advisable that the vehicles be accompanied by a person from the customer's end.

  • Design and Job-on-site

    Q. Can ReadyBuild Centres help us in finalising the Bar Bending Schedule (BBS)?

    A. Once a mutual agreement is reached, a planning engineer from our side will work closely work with the site engineer to clarify all issues before execution.

    Q. Is Bar Bending Schedule (BBS) preparation undertaken by ReadyBuild Centres?

    A. Not currently, but ReadyBuild is planning to develop such services in the future.

    Q. What happens if there is a delay in receiving the drawings from the consultant?

    A. Ideally, the delivery time for the material is 7 days. But, under very critical conditions, production can be taken as a special case.

    Q. Can ReadyBuild assist or organize fixing at site?

    A. This service is not provided by us but we can help you get in touch with the relevant agencies to do so.

    Q. Bar Benders will not take responsibility if something goes wrong. What should be done?

    A. Tiscon ReadyBuild is a result of an emerging yet a strong concept (that of cut and bend through a Bar fabrication Shop) which is gaining quick acceptance and becoming a norm. The bar benders need to be educated on Cut and Bend to encourage its usage.

    Q. Bar benders will go to another site if the material is delayed, or there is delay for some other reason, since they will have no job except for fixing. How would such a situation be handled?

    A. Tata Steel ensures that there is a full compliance with the delivery schedule. Additionally, there is a limited possibility of idle workforce as any on-going project has requirements on a day to day basis.

    Q. How will the availability of bar benders only for fixing be ensured?

    A. It is advisable that the rates of the bar benders be fixed at the beginning of the project. However, if the project is in its middle phases the rates can be re-negotiated.

  • Documentation

    Q. What documents are sent along with the dispatches of the Cut and Bend material?

    A. Invoice, Test certificate, Loading List, Lorry Receipt and Weighment Slips are sent along with every dispatch.

    Q. How is the invoice weight of Cut and bend dispatch arrived at?

    A. The weight of the vehicle is first measured pre loading; the exercise is repeated post loading. The difference between the two is the weight of the material. Theoretical weight for material of each diameter is obtained from the loading list. Actual to theoretical weight ratio is calculated and each diameter is invoiced proportionately.