We Tested the New Mavic 2 Pro. A Great Drone But…

Updated November 26th, 2018

The long awaited update to DJI’s popular Mavic series drones have finally arrived. On August 23rd, DJI announced two new version of the Mavic: the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom. DJI managed to make large improvements with the camera, battery life, and obstacle sensing capabilities. Within days, our clients were calling and emailing us asking if we were going to support the new drones. We got our hands on the Mavic 2 Pro and put it through our extensive tests. Before you read on, we believe the Mavic 2 Pro is a great drone but has one big deal breaker that prevents us from supporting the drone for the time being. Continue on to find out more about…

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It’s Easy, But Is It Accurate?

Some have a hard time believing that walking around a pile with an iPhone or flying a drone capturing pictures could possibly results in reliable information about the volume of a pile without touching it.   

Stockpile Reports ACCURATELY calculates volume.

What you really want to know is, “is my inventory right?”  Measurements rely on consistency, density, pile management, site condition, but system accuracy is usually the smallest variable in your assessment of accuracy.  So we’d like to broaden the discussion to include considerations affecting repeat-ability, consistency (getting the same measurement each time).

You probably know what it’s like to rely on different people to mark piles and get different measurements each time, so let’s review why, with our system, you WILL know your numbers when it comes to volume.

How do I know the measurement is true?  

Simple geometric equations on a broad scale result in high confidence.   Continue reading “It’s Easy, But Is It Accurate?”

What’s Automated in Stockpile Reports? Virtually Everything.

We want to take care of your inventory management so you can get back to the real work:  Whether that’s production, sales, operations, or fishing.  😉

Every automated step replaces labor time.  See more about the cost comparison compared to traditional methods.

What’s automated in Stockpile Reports? Continue reading “What’s Automated in Stockpile Reports? Virtually Everything.”

5 Minute Business Review: Anatomy Of A Dashboard

Like the gauges of your truck, dashboards offer essential business information at a glance.

Here are SEVEN key areas to monitor regularly with Stockpile Reports Pro no matter where you are– phone, tablet or PC.

In FIVE minutes, you can manage an entire site effectively.  

After you grab a cup of coffee, your 5-minute morning review routine might look like this… Continue reading “5 Minute Business Review: Anatomy Of A Dashboard”

How to Get Your Boss On-Board with Stockpile Reports

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: Continue reading “How to Get Your Boss On-Board with Stockpile Reports”

$72 Billion Measured via 12 Million Images

$72 Billion Measured via 12 Million Images

It’s happening. Together we’re rapidly evolving the way business gets measured. We hope your phones are buzzing as much as ours and that you’ve been enjoying the confidence that comes from consistent inventory data.

Let’s look at what we accomplished together in 2017. Continue reading “$72 Billion Measured via 12 Million Images”

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

Overview
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”