We know stockpiles. In fact, our subscribers successfully measured well over 20,000 stockpiles in 2015 using an iPhone® device, by airplane or by drone. Our measurement platform is currently being used by over 120 companies, in 18 countries, to manage almost $3 billion dollars in inventory! That’s a lot of cash.
We also know that every stockpile is different. We listen carefully when clients tell us about their stockpile measurement challenges. There are so many variables involved: material types, geography, local and seasonal weather, on-site traffic, vegetation, pile accessibility, indoor or bunker placement, lighting conditions, wind, safety concerns and density variations, for example.
The Benefit of Training
Many of our subscribers request on-location training from us. They not only receive personalized coaching, but we get the opportunity to view for ourselves what challenges are on-site. Our team has personally assisted with measuring thousands of stockpiles.
That may seem tedious and dull to some people, but here’s our secret: we LOVE training new users on how to save money, and prevent or reduce write-offs!
We enjoy coaching them on how to perform monthly physical inventory counts, utilizing a mix of measurement technologies. We instruct on data collection techniques, how to successfully prepare a site for inventory measurements, when it is most appropriate to utilize a particular technology (such as a drone vs. iPhone) and also how Stockpile Reports assists with disputed report results.
Here are a few recent images from training sessions around the US. If you are interested in having our team help you minimize write-offs via more frequent inventory counts, don’t hesitate to contact us.