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Command Alkon, provider of integrated supply chain technology solutions for the Heavy Building Materials (HBM) industry, and Adelante SCM, a peer-to-peer learning and research community for supply chain professionals, have released findings from a study exploring the benefits of digital transformation and why this initiative is imperative in the HBM industry.

The study covers five principles that stakeholders should follow to establish a strong foundation in the journey to digitalization:

  • Eliminate waste from the value chain
  • Break down the silos between functional groups and IT systems
  • Integrate electronically with all trading partners
  • Treat data as an asset
  • Leverage network-based business intelligence, optimization, and analytics tools to convert data into actionable intelligence

“The HBM industry has unique challenges for contractors, DOTs, haulers and material suppliers, with added complexities ranging from new tariffs on building materials, higher customer expectations, and increased regulations and compliance” says Craig Tate, Chief Revenue Officer at Command Alkon. “Paper-based processes can slow the job cycle, leading to missed deliveries and untimely payments. We are in an age where processes involving ordering, delivery, and payment of materials need to be automated to drive efficiencies and provide visibility to all stakeholders.”

The complete white paper is available here.

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