Command Alkon has introduced a module called SupplyConnect Replenish which it says automates and digitises the materials receiving process for vertically integrated producers.
Jason Campbell, business development manager for supply chain solutions at Command Alkon, says: “SupplyConnect Replenish solves many long-standing challenges that our ready mixed concrete industry has faced when it comes to improving accuracy throughout the raw materials receiving process. The module eliminates costly and inaccurate manual processes at the batch plant and in the back office.”
Command Alkon says the solution electronically transmits material receipts to the Commandbatch, providing visibility into future deliveries of raw materials and eliminating the errors that arise from manual ticket reconciliation. Replenish keeps batch operators focused on running the plant instead of spending hours manually entering raw materials receipts, the company adds.
Aside from Replenish, SupplyConnect is comprised of two other modules. SupplyConnect Demand is available to plan for raw materials deliveries while SupplyConnect Inventory provides real-time visibility into the current stock levels at each plant location. Each module can be used individually or combined as a bundle.