The Hub Alliance
Asite Solutions, Burns eCommerce Solutions and Causeway Technologies are delighted to announce that they have pioneered the Hub Alliance, a ground breaking initiative to connect their hubs and make electronic trading easier for all their customers based on the principle that no customer should have to pay twice to trade electronically.
Companies across the UK Construction industry have been joining eCommerce trading hubs on the promise of a high return on investment linked to getting rid of inefficient paper processes, and connect-once convenience. Farsighted companies have seen eTrading as a key factor in the transformation of their supply chains. However, in practice companies have had to join multiple hubs in order to trade, increasing costs and complexity.
The Hub Alliance partners are working with over 50 major companies actively using eTrading within the UK construction industry. These include Alfred McAlpine, Amec, Sir Robert McAlpine, Balfour Beatty, and Mowlem, materials companies such as RMC, Lafarge, Tarmac and Hanson, builders' merchants including Jewson and Wolseley, most of the major plant hire companies including Gap, HSS and Speedy Hire, and many other suppliers. All of these companies see this as a major development that will make e-trading within their supply chains more effective.
The International Alliance for Interoperability (IAI)
The IAI is an alliance of organizations within the construction and facilities management industries dedicated to improving processes through defining the use and sharing of information.
The Construction Trust for Youth (CITY)
CITY is a registered charity which helps disadvantaged individuals and groups gain access to construction related skills and so increase their chance of securing full employment.
At the same time, it is focused on helping the construction industry meet the shortages of trained craftsmen, technicians, specialists and managers.