How to Calculate Stockpile Volumes

Author: Stockpile Reports

2019 WACA Summer Meeting | Event | Stockpile Reports

Knowing how much inventory you have on hand at any given time is important for many reasons including aligning sales and operations, improving profitability, and becoming more efficient. Stockpile Reports offers various ways that you can calculate stockpile volumes in a few short steps.

With iPhone:

  1. Place cones 25 feet (or 10 meters for non-US) apart in front of the pile (This establishes the scale measurement)
  2. Select the site and corresponding product to be measured in the Stockpiles app
  3. Stand in front of one of the cones and frame the pile on the iPhone screen
  4. Measure the pile by pressing “record” to begin the measurement, walking the perimeter of the pile
  5. Review the pile video and send it for processing
  6. Within 24 hours or less, you’ll have a custom stockpile volume report

With a drone:

  1. Schedule your drone flights with Stockpile Reports
  2. Our pilots come out and fly your worksites on your schedule
  3. Identify which stockpiles you’d like measured
  4. Review and share the stockpile volume reports with your team

Do it yourself:

You’re welcome to fly your own drone with Stockpile Reports as well. If you are interested in learning how to start your own drone program, you can check out our blog on how to get started flying your own drone. If you already have an established drone program, your certified drone pilots can fly your worksites, upload the imagery to our system, and we’ll generate custom stockpile volume reports for your team.

Why Does It Matter?

Knowing how much inventory you have on hand allows you to avoid the hidden costs of too much inventory and enables companies to align their sales and operations teams. You won’t worry about the fear of running out (FORO) because you’ll be more confident in your inventory numbers. By implementing stockpile volume reporting into your organization via the Stockpile Reports app and drone measurement program, you’ll create cohesiveness and transparency throughout your entire organization. 

If you are ready to get started calculating stockpile volumes with a drone or iPhone, contact us and we’ll set you up with a stockpile inventory expert that can evaluate your needs and get you started with Stockpile Reports.

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