The Stockpiles App on the iPhone has been engineered to also measure stockpiles that are stored in multiple bunker configurations.
Bunkers containing bulk materials can be located indoors, or outside. Material to be measured may be bounded by 1, 2, or 3 walls in bay areas of varying widths at a typical site.
Required equipment to measure material in bunkers:
- Two (2) solid orange traffic cones
- 25-foot (or 10-meter) measuring tape or nylon rope
- Apple® iPhone® with the Stockpiles Application installed. (Must have user name and password enabled from Stockpile Reports to open App.)
The bunker measurement capability is based on a recent Patent #9,196,084, awarded for technology powering StockpileReports.com for Determining Object Volume from Mobile Device Images.
Previously, bunkered materials such as salt, gravel, ash, mulches, and sand were typically measured by utilizing a walking wheel, counting blocks, or from estimations based on truckload or barge sizes. Determining the volume of material stored in bunkers frequently, and accurately, is a source of frustration for construction and aggregates companies.
The inability to accurately count physical inventory monthly or quarterly, contributes to physical inventory write-offs and produces large financial swings. Having the ability to use a mobile device for indoor, or outdoor bunker inventory measurements gives subscribers an opportunity to achieve an accurate perpetual inventory eliminating write-offs and make more data-driven business decisions confidently.
Contact Stockpile Reports today and find out how your company can benefit from our service offering.