Dispatch & Logistics

  • 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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  • Be Nice To Your Dispatchers

    Be Nice To Your Dispatchers

    The dispatch office is the heart of every Ready Mix Producer, whether they receive that recognition or not. Their job is fast-paced, involves long hours, and several phone calls throughout the...

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  • "Understanding the True Cost of Concrete," Featured in Construction Business Owner

    "Understanding the True Cost of Concrete," Featured in Construction Business Owner

    Dale Brownbridge, Product Owner for COMMANDassurance, was featured on Construction Business Owner's web excusive content...

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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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  • Graniterock Achieves Excellence with Apex

    Graniterock Achieves Excellence with Apex

    A.R. Wilson Quarry is one of the largest quarries in the Western United States, and they realized that their legacy systems weren’t providing the visibility that they required during their...

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  • Apex Grainterock Case Study

    Apex Grainterock Case Study

    Graniterock’s A.R. Wilson Quarry has been in operation for 117 years, having gotten its start with picks and shovels along the rail line. Through rail and trucking, the material is shipped out in...

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  • Electronic Signatures – How Valid are They?

    Electronic Signatures – How Valid are They?

    The drive to digitization of business processes creates efficiencies within your firm. As processes are automated, business operations are streamlined. With digital operations, paperwork is...

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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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  • "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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  • "Transportation Management Systems Drive Productivity in Short-Haul Markets" Featured in Asphalt Contractor

    "Transportation Management Systems Drive Productivity in Short-Haul Markets" Featured in Asphalt Contractor

    To keep up with the ever-changing business environment, a TMS technology is a necessity to improve business practices and deliver promises made to customers. The demand for real-time supply chain...

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  • Will Calls Are Highly Effective at the Theater; Not So Much in Dispatch

    Will Calls Are Highly Effective at the Theater; Not So Much in Dispatch

    Last century, after starting two world wars, countless local wars and much discord, the devil wanted to do one last dastardly thing before returning to hell. He decided to introduce the Will Call...

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  • Hahn Ready Mix Enhances Dispatch Decision Making With Optimization

    Hahn Ready Mix Enhances Dispatch Decision Making With Optimization

    Hahn Ready Mix, headquartered in Davenport, Iowa, is a 6th generation family-owned operation running 16 ready mixed concrete locations with a fleet of 100+ mixer trucks. The company leverages its...

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  • Ticketing Proof Holds Substantial Weight

    Ticketing Proof Holds Substantial Weight

    Apex technology is specific to the needs of bulk materials suppliers. The dispatch software helps to meet the rising demands of the modern customer and powerful insights link trading partners...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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