Command Alkon Named to SDCE100 Top Supply Chain Projects for 2019


Command Alkon, the Leading Supplier Collaboration Platform for Construction’s Heavy Work, has been selected as a recipient of the 2019 SDCE100 Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation. Command Alkon was chosen for improving the quality control of concrete for Permian Basin Materials using their COMMANDassurance solution.

“Command Alkon is very pleased to win this prestigious supply chain award for helping our client improve their operations and gain visibility into the load properties while in transit, which previously had been a black hole of information,” said Dale Brownbridge, Product Manager for COMMANDassurance at Command Alkon. “With COMMANDassurance, Permian can improve the quality of their products and shorten the delivery cycle time.”

“Every year our list of submissions for the SDCE 100 continues to grow as more companies rely on the expertise of supply management for innovative decision-making. Our winners raise the bar for what is achievable in the supply chain,” says John R. Yuva, editor for Supply & Demand Chain Executive. “With a variety of company sizes and industry sectors represented, our Top 100 are leading examples for how to approach and solve supply chain challenges. Congratulations to our 2019 winners and the projects that delivered greater operational efficiencies and bottom-line results across the supply chain.”

Permian Basic Materials uses Command Alkon’s COMMANDassurance to capture real-time and historical information on the fresh concrete via a probe in the drum of Permian’s concrete mixer trucks. It is important to use the right quality of concrete at a jobsite to avoid having to tear out the poured concrete because of cracking and other issues. With COMMANDassurance, Permian has the data on the quality, mix, temperature, slump (workability), etc. to prove that the concrete was delivered to a jobsite in the right condition, saving the company time and money.

Typically, ready-mix trucks cost $1.37/minute to run. With COMMANDassurance, Permian will be able to save 10 more minutes in their delivery cycle. With Permian’s fleet of over 120 concrete mixture trucks, this adds up to significant time and cost savings.

The SDCE 100 is an annual list of 100 great supply chain projects. These projects can serve as a map for supply chain executives who are looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations. These projects show how supply chain solution and service providers help their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence and prepare their supply chains for success.