The Dirty Secrets of Stockpile Inventory Management – Part 1

A Two-Part Series on What Stockpile Measurement Services Are Not Telling You

Drone companies are announcing new hardware advancements on a monthly basis with technical terms such as RTK, PPK, Megapixel, etc. All of these advancements promise improved absolute point cloud accuracy at an increasingly smaller fraction of a foot. Our clients are constantly asking if they should upgrade to the latest drone. While the new drone hardware will measure more precise surface data, no one talks about a set of two factors that can easily erase any accuracy claims on stockpile measurements. In this two-part series, we are going to deep dive into the two major factors that can derail any stockpile inventory management program.

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Airspace Issues? No Problem with Stockpile Reports

At Stockpile Reports, we believe measuring inventory should be easy for any organization, big or small. A challenge for many of our clients who fly their own drones is navigating the FAA’s airspace regulations. In this article, we guide you through the process of determining if you are in controlled airspace, break down your options for measuring stockpiles near an airport, teach you what to do if you need a waiver, and guide you through DJI’s newest Fly Safe update, GEO System 2.0.

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Top 3 Trends in The Bulk Materials Industries

The AGG1 / World of Asphalt conference set record attendance this year and Stockpile Reports took had a front row seat to gauge the pulse of the bulk materials industries. Read on to find out what top three trends emerged from the show. Also, learn how Stockpockpile Reports is revolutionizing bulk material logistics and how we are solving client’s inventory problems…

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Stockpile Reports® for Logistics Generates Inventory Levels From Low-Cost Fixed Cameras

Companies ordering, selling, or transporting bulk materials poised to save millions of dollars through optimized logistics.

Stockpile Reports® for Logistics Camera
Stockpile Reports® for Logistics Fixed Camera
Solution for Inventory Tracking

Stockpile Reports® for Logistics adds near real time continuous inventory levels to existing logistics software solutions to give companies a giant boost to the return on investment for their enterprise logistics plans. Various low cost fixed camera systems can be mounted in warehouses, shipping terminals, and storage yards to automatically calculate inventory levels, replacing the need for manual entry by humans. These fixed camera measurements can be scheduled to run at given times throughout the day, set to run on a recurring frequency interval, or automatically triggered after motion occurs. The Stockpile Reports® Logistics system sends alerts and notifications, triggering re-orders and providing inventory levels data needed to better organize delivery.

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Carlos Velazquez Joins Stockpile Reports®

While Carlos won’t be working directly with customers on a day-to-day basis, the value his 3D and leadership experience brings will help shape the future of Stockpile Reports® for years to come.

Carlos Velazquez, a “Land
Surveyor on Steroids”

Stockpile Reports® is excited to introduce Carlos Velazquez, who will be responsible for business development and partnership management as well as the aerial component of the business. Commonly referred to as a “land surveyor on steroids,” the inherent and deep knowledge and experience that Carlos brings to our team are second to none. Let us tell you more about Carlos.

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Tips for Measuring Stockpile Inventory in the Winter

Winter time in the northern hemisphere always means less construction and paving activity, however, keeping an ongoing stockpile inventory is still crucial. Our clients often ask whether it is too cold, snowy, etc. to measure their inventory with our iPhone app or a drone. Read on for all the answers to your winter related stockpile measurement and management questions…

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What Our Customers Have Learned About Launching a Drone Inventory Platform

Drones are more affordable than ever. Drones costing $30,000 or more just 3 years ago are now available for $1,500. What does it really cost to fly a drone or start an in-house drone program? Wouldn’t it be great to know what you don’t know before you make the decision? Continue reading to gain valuable insight into the pros and cons of flying a drone.

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Billions of Dollars in Inventory — Your Story From 2018

In 2018, by using Stockpile Reports, as an industry you have saved 224,000 man hours worth $11.2 million dollars. We are seeing a growing number of you going all in using Stockpile Report across your whole company. Find out how you measured inventory at a greater frequency, with more efficiency, and was ultimately able to spend more time on what higher value activities.

Let’s look at what we accomplished together in 2018

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Why the iPhone XS is the Perfect Smartphone for Measuring Stockpiles

Apple just released their new flagship iPhone XS and XS Max on September 21st. The phone looks nearly identical to last year’s iPhone X, however, under the hood it is a completely different story. We spent the past couple months visiting rock quarries, bark mulch producers, and paper mills testing the new iPhone and here is why we love the new iPhone XS.

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