Direct Materials Management

  • Do You Leave Money on the Table? How to Combat Unbilled Jobsite Activity

    Do You Leave Money on the Table? How to Combat Unbilled Jobsite Activity

    If you leave money on the table, how can you recoup those dollars? Unbilled activity occurs within various activities associated with the jobsite, such as truck rentals, freight charges, materials...

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  • Data, Data, Everywhere

    Data, Data, Everywhere

    What can we do with data from our construction processes? First of all, we have to collect it. Instead of using paper to write down information, with Command Alkon products, you can collect this...

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  • The Iowa DOT Gets Connected with Hahn Ready Mix Sand & Gravel Through CONNEX

    The Iowa DOT Gets Connected with Hahn Ready Mix Sand & Gravel Through CONNEX

    Eliminating multi-part paper tickets for heavy materials, removing poor data capture quality in the field, automating information workflows between software applications, and boosting real-time...

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  • "Plans and Digital Solutions for Managing the Quality of Concrete" Featured in Concrete inFocus Magazine

    "Plans and Digital Solutions for Managing the Quality of Concrete" Featured in Concrete inFocus Magazine

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  • "How to Offset Driver Shortage in the Heavy Materials Industry" Featured on SupplyChainBrain

    "How to Offset Driver Shortage in the Heavy Materials Industry" Featured on SupplyChainBrain

    Jason Campbell, Product Owner at Command Alkon, shares his insights on how to counteract the severity of the driver shortage with SupplyChainBrain...

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  • Foundational Principles for Digital Transformation: Integrate Electronically with Trading Partners

    Foundational Principles for Digital Transformation: Integrate Electronically with Trading Partners

    Connecting electronically with hundreds (or even thousands) of trading partners in a cost-effective and timely manner has historically been a challenge, which is why a lot of companies have taken an..

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  • Simplifying the Materials Receiving Process Provides Visibility to Amplify Your Operations

    Simplifying the Materials Receiving Process Provides Visibility to Amplify Your Operations

    Materials management processes need to be digitized to proactively manage project timelines and costs. By digitizing receipts, reconciling with invoices is quick, easy, and accurate. Even when...

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  • Command Alkon Introduces supplyCONNECT Replenish to Simplify Receiving of Raw Materials for Ready Mix Producers

    Command Alkon Introduces supplyCONNECT Replenish to Simplify Receiving of Raw Materials for Ready Mix Producers

    With supplyCONNECT Replenish, material receipts are electronically transmitted to the COMMANDbatch providing visibility into future deliveries of raw materials and eliminating the errors that come...

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  • Foundational Principles for Digital Transformation: Treat Data as An Asset

    Foundational Principles for Digital Transformation: Treat Data as An Asset

    Poor data quality results in poor supply chain visibility, which in turn results in lost sales (out-of stocks), higher transportation costs (expedited shipments), excess inventory, and reduced..

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  • "Digitally Re-Inventing the Supply Chain" Featured in Construction in Focus Magazine

    "Digitally Re-Inventing the Supply Chain" Featured in Construction in Focus Magazine

    Command Alkon is regarded for its ability to simplify dispatch, logistics, and business systems through automation. This has brought real-time visibility and accountability to the management of...

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  • There’s Focus Placed on Material Costs, But What About the Cost of Trucking Inefficiencies?

    There’s Focus Placed on Material Costs, But What About the Cost of Trucking Inefficiencies?

    In the construction industry, construction project costs are subject to many things; including: weather, worker injury, material costs, labor issues, and delays. Keeping costs contained and as low...

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  • Four Core Functions of a Platform

    Four Core Functions of a Platform

    Platforms turn connections into transactions, making sure that the transaction is in the proper messaging format and connects correctly. There are 4 core functions of a platform...

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  • Unlock Real-Time Visibility With Suppliers To Unleash Transformative Success

    Unlock Real-Time Visibility With Suppliers To Unleash Transformative Success

    How many business transactions does your company engage in daily with your partners? Not just sales and purchase transactions, but all business transactions: negotiations, orders placed and...

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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? CONNEX Jobsite Can Help Set Your Job Up for Success

    Need A Productivity Boost? CONNEX Jobsite 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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  • 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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  • The Solution to a 63-Year Productivity Problem

    The Solution to a 63-Year Productivity Problem

    New production processes can have a dramatic effect on the productivity within an industry, and most industries have realized great productivity advances. The construction industry, however, has...

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  • The Advantage of On-Demand, Pay As You Go Solutions

    The Advantage of On-Demand, Pay As You Go Solutions

    Our industry is a mobile industry, so being able to complete tasks on-the-go is becoming a major competitive advantage. Having information at your fingertips eliminates communication delays in any...

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  • Wayne Davis supplyCONNECT Case Study

    Wayne Davis supplyCONNECT Case Study

    Every ready mix supplier plays the daily balancing act of supply and demand, juggling the risk of running out of material with the chaos and inefficiency of a long line of trucks lined up in the...

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  • How Can You Save Time, Eliminate Data Log, and Reduce Costs?

    How Can You Save Time, Eliminate Data Log, and Reduce Costs?

    As a Project Engineer, your world is full of complexities. What you need in your toolbox is a solution that enables you to standardize and automate your processes and allow collaboration with...

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