Getting the Boss to Sign-off on Stockpile Reports (or Adding Sites)

Stockpile Reports can be a no-brainer when it comes to managing inventory. You get more accurate data MUCH faster with 3rd-party verified reports for disputes and audits.

But the boss is likely to want proof of ROI. (We get it, our boss does too). The points below might help the conversation with boss-types:

  • Time driving to remote sites to perform measurements
  • Increasing measurement frequency
  • Resource management: Our teams, our focus
  • Accurate measurements indoors or in bunkers (with an iPhone)
  • Time spent in the back-office doing prep work on inventory data
  • Audits and dispute resolution. Pain-free with 3rd-party verified reports
  • Accuracy and consistency (see below)

Many clients tell us that they’ve seen BIG time and cost savings, even 90%, from their current methods, so we captured an average comparison that looks like this:

Time-cost-analysis (click for PDF version)

Here at Stockpile Reports, we think about inventory all day, every day and have built years of intelligence into our technology to nearly eliminate labor associated with all steps of the inventory process, such as field work, back office computations, report generation, and dispute resolution. The only thing left is scheduling, reviewing, and sign-offs.

If that doesn’t impress the boss, try highlighting a few more of our features that enable the whole business process, not just the measurements:

  • SPR dashboard for business insight anytime
  • Verified measurements for confidence in your reporting
  • Pile auto-detection, no more manual tagging
  • Simultaneous fly-oversfor same-day inventory across all sites
  • Touch-free reportsgenerated automatically
  • Pile history trackingon an asset’s production rate
  • Cut & fillcomparative measurements and visuals
  • 3rd-party dispute resolution and audits that are pain-free
  • Off-the-shelf technology. No proprietary or special equipment is required
  • Integrationwith your current systems

So, let us know if you have any questions or you have any other tricky “impress-my-boss” challenges!

PS:  You can also see our time-cost analysis on 50 sites if that’s closer to your size.


How Does the iPhone X Work on Stockpiles?

Thinking About Getting an iPhone X?
The iPhone X is the new flagship model of the iPhone that just came out last month. It sports a new improved camera, facial recognition, a faster, more powerful processor, and a new OLED edge-to-edge screen. That all sounds great, but how does it work in the field, in real-world conditions? Continue reading “How Does the iPhone X Work on Stockpiles?”

Customer Profile: GRUPO PEDREGAL

GRUPO PEDREGAL is a family-owned construction company in Costa Rica. Their aggregates division offers products such as sand, ballast, base stone, quarry stone, limestone stone, stone powder and aggregates. They have eleven production facilities distributed strategically throughout Costa Rica, so they can provide materials to customers at any location quickly. They constantly invest in the latest equipment technology and process their materials  in a way that minimizes environmental impact, achieving high productivity and high quality aggregates. Continue reading “Customer Profile: GRUPO PEDREGAL”

What are Verified Reports and Why Should You Care?

How confident are you in your measurement system? How do you know you can trust the list of inventory numbers someone gives you? What if a pile has a foot of water surrounding half its base? What if there’s another pile combined with it on one end? What if half the pile is covered in vegetation? When you’re looking at just raw numbers there’s a lot of potential risk burried behind that number. That’s why we’ve built Verified Reports.
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Monthly Inventory at 100 Sites for $200,000

On November 13, 2013 at the Washington Aggregates Association our CEO, David Boardman made a claim that the attendees couldn’t believe.

“Within 10 years every square centimeter of every construction and aggregates operation would be modeled, indexed, and analyzed in 3d – every minute, of every day, 365 days a year.”

That was almost 4 years ago. Will we get there by 2023? We will.
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2017, The First Half of the Year In Review

You make the world a better place. You build things, you create the raw materials that allow all of us to have a better life. For that, we thank you.

We’d like to take a look back and see what you’ve accomplished in 2017. It was a fascinating year and lots of things happened. Here’s a look at some interesting data of how the first half of the year went.
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