Command Alkon: Helping Build Communities of the Future

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Ed Rusch, VP of Marketing
The quality of communities where people live, work, and play is often dependent on the type of community being built around them. Unfortunately, building today involves an enormous number of manual and paper-based inter-company processes and siloed operations, which not only cause delays in the completion of a project but also increases overall construction costs. To combat these challenges, organizations need a robust supply chain platform that delivers real-time visibility and actionable information and transforms the way end-to-end processes are managed in the construction space. Enter Command Alkon.

A Birmingham, Alabama-based construction technology company, Command Alkon is at the forefront of providing a groundbreaking supply chain management platform specifically for construction's heavy work to eliminate the friction from inter-company processes and deliver enhanced productivity to its clients. Furthermore, to unify the tasks of the numerous parties involved in the heavy building material value chain, the company leverages GPS and Telematics (logistics and traceability), IIoT (at the plant, trucks, and worksites), data analytics, and its next-gen AWS-powered digital collaboration platform, CONNEX.

Discussing the core competencies of the company’s solutions, Ed Rusch, VP of Marketing at Command Alkon, elaborates, “Our solutions are used to ensure operational excellence, automation, productivity, quality, and end-to-end visibility across the bulk material supply chain.” With its solutions, Command Alkon facilitates the efficient orchestration and completion of various workflows at a job site and eliminates friction in inter-enterprise commerce. In addition, the company’s CONNEX Platform unifies physical supply chains with digital capabilities in order to enable customers to connect disparate systems, automate the supply chain, and gain insights through analytics.

According to Rusch, the bulk material supply chain can be categorized into two sides—the collection of suppliers and the builders. For suppliers, the ability to operate efficiently, maximize the utilization of assets, ensure employee safety, fulfill orders from different customers, and deliver high-quality materials on-time is critical.
On the other side of the equation, the personnel at the job site consider safety, productivity and the assurance of outcomes to be paramount. Command Alkon recognizes the significance of unifying these two sides of a construction project. “Our ambition is to deliver new dimensions of value to our customers by connecting the suppliers and logistics providers for heavy building materials with project contractors and owners,” states Rusch.


Command Alkon is all set to unlock unprecedented productivity, shared prosperity, and help build smarter communities for the future

Founded in 1976, Command Alkon has already brought together a widespread community of bulk suppliers over its 43-year journey. And with its unparalleled drive to digitize the supply chain, the company has very quickly digitized over 17 million bulk material ticket processes for heavy-civil infrastructure projects, helping clients save an average of $3+ million per project.

In one instance, the company equipped Fort Worth-based Kiewit Texas Construction with automated direct material management, tracking and payment processes for their Dallas-Fort Worth Connector project. To achieve this, Command Alkon digitalized traditionally paper-intensive ticketing processes, enabled real-time tracking of trucking operations via GPS-enabled mobile devices, and developed a faster and more efficient invoice reconciliation process. After the collaboration, Kiewit Texas was able to successfully deliver over 300,000 tons of concrete and track 15,000 trucks without using a single paper-based operation.

Looking ahead, Command Alkon aims to spearhead the charge towards even greater digital collaboration adoption in construction. To conclude, Rusch believes that with its mantra ‘Together We Build Amazing,’ Command Alkon is all set to unlock unprecedented productivity, shared prosperity, and help build smarter communities for the future.

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Command Alkon CTO Named Enterprise Finalist in Alabama CIO of the Year Awards

Birmingham, Ala - Command Alkon, the leading Supplier Collaboration Platform for Construction’s Heavy Work, announces that CTO and VP Engineering, Charles Evans, has been named as a finalist for the 2019 Alabama CIO of the Year ORBIE® Awards in the Enterprise category. The CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards, sponsored by the Alabama CIO Leadership Association, is the premier technology executive recognition program in the US. Charles was chosen for demonstrating excellence in technology leadership; leading the development of new products and technologies, while further enhancing the business value derived from Command Alkon’s current suite of world-class products.

“This is a meaningful recognition of Charles’ dedication to taking digitization to the next level of innovation and value to our customers across the construction industry,” said Phil Ramsey, CEO of Command Alkon. “I extend my congratulations to Charles and his entire team who exemplify the break-through thinking vital to keeping our industry vibrant.”

Finalists for the CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards were selected based on the size and scope of their responsibilities, leadership and management effectiveness, the business value created by technology innovation and their engagement in industry and community endeavours. Charles has been instrumental in setting the direction for Command Alkon’s Supplier Collaboration Platform and associated products that bring digital transformation to contractors, suppliers, haulers and bulk material producers in the construction industry.

Finalists will be recognized at the Finalist Reception and Executive Dinner on March 19, 2019. Charles is one of five finalists in the Enterprise category. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on May 3rd in Birmingham. The Alabama CIO Leadership Association (AlabamaCIO) consists of members from prominent Alabama organizations who meet to share ideas, best practices and experiences relevant to top technology leaders.

Company
Command Alkon

Headquarters
Birmingham, AL

Management
Ed Rusch, VP of Marketing

Description
A Birmingham, Alabama-based construction technology company, Command Alkon provides offerings that span the bulk material supply chain, from production and fulfillment to logistics and inbound material management. The company’s solutions are used to ensure operational excellence, automation, productivity, quality, and end-to-end visibility. In addition, company leverages GPS and Telematics (logistics and traceability), IIoT (at the plant, trucks, and worksites), data analytics, and its next-gen AWS-powered digital collaboration platform, CONNEX

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