Karli Langner

  • Why Platforms Scale Better Than Linear Businesses

    Why Platforms Scale Better Than Linear Businesses

    Ready or not, the death of the linear supply chain is upon us; platform businesses models are taking over. What exactly is the difference in a linear business and a platform business? Let's break it d

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  • Completely OVER The Cost of Overdesign?

    Completely OVER The Cost of Overdesign?

    Producers will often overdesign their concrete mixes to ensure the quality of their final delivered product. But why?! Because wasting money materials used in overdesigns is better than delivering...

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  • Upcoming Potential Changes to HOS Rules

    Upcoming Potential Changes to HOS Rules

    Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) opened up the eyes of government regulations, companies, and drivers by tracking what truck drivers were really doing to get their job done. The ELDs shed light on...

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  • All Communication is Not Positive

    All Communication is Not Positive

    Point-to-point communications is an established direct connection between two nodes. The telephone is a typical point-to-point connection where one caller connects to the other caller and only the...

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  • Need A Productivity Boost? BuildIt's Online Tools Can Help Set Your Job Up for Success

    Need A Productivity Boost? BuildIt's Online Tools Can Help Set Your Job Up for Success

    One of North America’s leading construction and engineering organizations saw a need for a web-based business-to-business portal to connect the Heavy Building Materials Supply Chain and increase...

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  • Jakarta is Sinking, and Climate Change is A Big Culprit

    Jakarta is Sinking, and Climate Change is A Big Culprit

    In a recent article in Wired magazine, Matt Simon reported that Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, will be underwater by 2050 and the country must find a new capital. Jakarta is sinking because of...

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  • Annual UK Precast Show, PRECAST2019, Attracts Professionals in the Concrete and Construction Space

    Annual UK Precast Show, PRECAST2019, Attracts Professionals in the Concrete and Construction Space

    Command Alkon is proud to exhibit at PRECAST2019 on May 16 at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. With more than 70 exhibitors and more than 500 delegates expected to attend, the exhibition is a...

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  • Better SAFE Than SORRY – Safety Week 2019

    Better SAFE Than SORRY – Safety Week 2019

    The construction industry is associated with the most dangerous working environments, and employees are often times subjected to health threats when performing hazardous tasks and risky maneuvers...

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  • Texas Is Recognized As The Most Digitized Building Materials Industry

    Texas Is Recognized As The Most Digitized Building Materials Industry

    Stockpile Reports has ranked Texas as the #1 Most Digitized Building Material Industry. Texas has always been a pioneer of the technology revolution because it houses many of the largest and more...

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  • It's a (Wo)Man's World Too! Check Out These Insights from Our Recent "Women in the Industry" Webinar

    It's a (Wo)Man's World Too! Check Out These Insights from Our Recent "Women in the Industry" Webinar

    Discrimination, exclusion, pay differences, advancement opportunities, lack of role models – these are a few of the challenges that women face in the Construction industry. For many years...

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  • Streamlining Logistics = BIG Improvement Opportunities – For Your Customers and Your Reputation

    Streamlining Logistics = BIG Improvement Opportunities – For Your Customers and Your Reputation

    With a vast amount of infrastructure growth, we are seeing the need to do more with less. Aggregate companies that have intelligent systems and technology backbones in place have reaped benefits...

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  • Capturing Data from Third-Party Haulers Isn't So Scary When You Have a Solid Tech Stack

    Capturing Data from Third-Party Haulers Isn't So Scary When You Have a Solid Tech Stack

    Over the last few years, the Construction industry has been trying to move up the digital transformation maturity curve. There’s a lot of demand for having real-time visibility into truck and order...

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  • Command Alkon Wins Inbound Logistics Technology Award

    Command Alkon Wins Inbound Logistics Technology Award

    Each year, Inbound Logistics’ editors analyze the capabilities of logistics technology providers based on submitted questionnaires and other sources, then select 100 companies offering solutions...

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  • Future-Proof Your Processes – The Time to Act is Now

    Future-Proof Your Processes – The Time to Act is Now

    The construction industry is next to the bottom in a list of industries that have automated business processes. In order to sustain growth, contractors, suppliers, and logistics providers need to...

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  • Remove the Stress Your Drivers Feel When Dealing with Paper Tickets

    Remove the Stress Your Drivers Feel When Dealing with Paper Tickets

    Paper tickets have been used in our industry for decades. When they were introduced, paper tickets did a sufficient job of helping contractors and project managers to keep track of loads entering...

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  • Tired of Rejected Loads? The Answer Could Be To Eliminate Excess Moisture

    Tired of Rejected Loads? The Answer Could Be To Eliminate Excess Moisture

    If the moisture content of wet aggregate is not compensated for, the slump may be too high and the water to cement ratio won’t conform to the mixture requirement. No, it isn’t enough to just add...

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  • Managing Inbound Shipping Processes Keeps Costs Low and Services High

    Managing Inbound Shipping Processes Keeps Costs Low and Services High

    Managing and monitoring inbound shipping processes is often hard to do because of poor visibility and communication within the supply chain. With inbound shipping management, contractors have to...

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  • Call for Speakers Open for Construction’s Heavy Work Conference - ELEVATE

    Call for Speakers Open for Construction’s Heavy Work Conference - ELEVATE

    Command Alkon is preparing for ELEVATE - Construction’s Heavy Work Conference, taking place this year in Chicago. Speaker submissions are now open. The ELEVATE Conference Committee invites industry...

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  • Help Your Sales Department be the Best They Can Be

    Help Your Sales Department be the Best They Can Be

    Good sales processes are central to your success. Without them, it’s hard to streamline your business and maintain a basic workflow to support classic sales process steps...

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  • How to Improve the Safety Culture at Your Aggregate Quarry Site

    How to Improve the Safety Culture at Your Aggregate Quarry Site

    As an industry, we’re doing a better job of keeping workers safe on the job site, all of which supports better morale and our bottom line. But how can we rein in the injuries that the...

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