This time of year is shoulder season, when temps and weather conditions are extremely changeable. Rain, wind, snow, sleet, storms, sunshine, dust, fog, heat and hail happen!
It doesn’t matter what is happening outside, though. Companies throughout the world still need to track inventory. Our clients in Europe, North America, South America, Australia and South Africa all share the same inventory challenges, despite how different the weather is at those locations.
Frequency, Safety, Efficiency
Make a measurement plan and be prepared for the weather.
Monthly: Utilize aerial measurements for site-wide inventory purposes each month.
Keep your boots off the ground. Measuring a site, or multiple sites, by plane is the fastest and safest method to gather data of all uncovered stockpiles. Here is how easy and fast the process is:
Step One: Client requests an aerial flight.
Step Two: Client tags the piles with material.
Step Three: Client view the results online.
Our customers typically spend 20 minutes of internal labor time per flight.
Online access to site and stockpile reports are available within hours after the flight. There is no action needed from clients other than tagging the outlined stockpiles online after the flight.
Daily: Go outside and make spot-checks onsite during operations. Simply use the iPhone in your measurement mix.
It only takes minutes for one of your team to measure an individual stockpile. You can also use the iPhone for inside and outside bunker measurements. If you’ve got a break in the weather, go outside and measure. There’s no need to wait for a third party to arrive and pay them to do the measurements.
Complement your ground-based imagery by drone. If you’ve got one and are certified to fly it, go for it! This might be a great solution if you have a few hours available to measure a smaller site, or very large stockpiles. Upload the data to us and we will process it and provide reporting.
The Best of Ground and Air
Whatever method you choose for measuring the piles on your site(s), the report results will be ready online in hours.
Your quarry will have the information needed to make operational business decisions on a weekly or monthly basis, and the CFO will have the numbers to manage inventory.