Command Alkon, the Birmingham-based company that has developed leading supply chain management software for the heavy construction industry, recently was named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s SDCE 100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2020.
Command Alkon won for implementing digital workflows that removed paper from business processes, improving productivity, within the Iowa Department of Transportation.
The Iowa DOT was committed to pilot digital workflows for heavy materials on the I-74 bridge. They implemented electronic ticketing with Command Alcon’s CONNEX Jobsite, to process 9,000 paper tickets generated each year. The goal was to remove these paper tickets, reduce duplication and limit paperwork. Command Alkon’s CONNEX lets everyone involved in the project see the concrete batch weight, test data and other information on the pour in real-time. CONNEX streamlines data, saving hours of an inspector’s time.
“Through digital collaboration heavy material buyers and sellers have removed paper-based workflows, captured clear visibility into inter-company operations,” said Alex Moody, product manager at Command Alkon. “We are extremely proud of the Command Alkon team in partnership with the IDOT for winning this prestigious award.”
Founded in Birmingham in 1976 by CEO Ken Robinson, Command Alkon was recognized in March by Fast Company magazine as one of its World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020.
Also in March, Command Alkon announced that its private equity majority owners, Quilvest Capital Partners, were selling the company to another private equity firm, Chicago-based Thoma Bravo. (See “Command Alkon to be Acquired, Recapitalized for Expansion.”)