Platforms Deliver Connected Approach to Construction Performance

January 26, 2021 Karli Langner

“Audiences are shifting. Platforms are shifting. Ages are shifting. It's better to be in charge of change than to have to react to change.” - Roger Ailes

One of Command Alkon’s supply chain industry friends and founder, host, and creative force behind Talking Logistics – Adrian Gonzalez – once wrote:

“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 80/20 approach -- that is, they have connected electronically with only 20 percent of their trading partners that account for 80 percent of their transactions.

“That said, in a business environment where making smarter decisions faster is becoming more important than ever, and where the margin for error is getting smaller and smaller, the 80/20 rule to trading partner connectivity is quickly becoming obsolete — and a risk to future success and competitiveness.”

Major enterprise industries that aren’t adapting quickly enough to new technologies that enable connectivity with trading partners are seeing their profits plummet.

Although construction is an incredibly stable industry, large enterprise companies are understanding that their dominance will be short-lived if they do not adapt to this change.

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted heavy work participants to make the move away from manual methods and excel toward platform-enabled technology. Connectivity and mobility are driving a new way of collaborating and working. The ability to connect people wherever they are on one platform keeps productivity ticking up, as well as making sure everyone can stay safe and healthy. Even after the pandemic is over, construction won’t be the same as it was before.

Advancements in connectivity technology, including web services and APIs, are reducing the time and effort it takes to onboard trading partners, while mobile apps and devices are making it easier for users to capture and share data and information.

Collaborative networks through cloud-based solutions are making an impact in heavy work by allowing companies to leverage network-based intelligence and analytics to optimize processes and gain efficiencies.

Trading partners can connect and exchange information from one single source, providing a deeper understanding of what is happening within the supply chain. The power to connect internal supply chain processes with suppliers, buyers, logistics providers, inspectors, and owners brings visibility into the condition and location of orders, trucks, and materials at all times.

Cloud-based, platform-enabled solutions from Command Alkon, like CONNEX Jobsite, digitize information from paper tickets so the entire supply chain can see ticket data in real time, throughout the ticket’s life cycles, from anywhere. Businesses reduce waste and improve material yield, eliminate manual tasks and duplicate data entry, and standardize processes and track job costs daily.

Visit www.getconnexjobsite.com and take the first step to getting CONNEX Connected!

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