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Tracking inventory of aggregates such as limestone, shale, and clay traditionally has been performed using walking wheels, hand-held lasers, or surveying equipment. These tools are slow and error-prone leading to inefficiency in your operations.
We solve this efficiency problem by equipping plant operators with the ability to measure a stockpile in less than 5 minutes without walking on the material and receive inventory results in less than 24 hours using fixed-cameras, iPhones, and drones. The measurement results are centralized in an online inventory software platform that anyone in your organization can access and use to make more informed decisions.
of Cement Plants in the USA use Stockpile Reports
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is the average # of times a Cement Plant using SR completes their inventory
Cement plants use large amounts of fuel to heat their kiln which means excess petcoke and shredded tires need to be stockpiled to ensure a constant fuel source. Production engineers closely monitor the fuel prices in order to purchase fuel when prices are low. However, without a reliable inventory tracking system of their fuel stockpiles, engineers might over or under order the optimal amount of fuel. We give the engineers a precise and reliable method to measure fuel stockpiles on a cyclical basis in order to determine fuel usage rates and maximize investments on fuel purchases.
A typical cement producer tracks inventory through traditional methods: perpetual inventory accounting, belt scales, bucket counts, walking wheels, etc. Traditional inventory tracking methods have the potential for error. Small errors add up over time. These errors are not discovered until a quarterly or semi-annually survey takes place, typically leading to a sizable inventory adjustment that can derail a company’s financials. We know it is tough to reduce inventory risk without a precise, affordable and user-friendly measurement solution. This is why we provide you with a measurement solution to track your entire inventory at scale with minimal effort. Weekly or monthly measurements of your entire inventory means you will no longer run the risk of a large inventory adjustment. No more painful surprises for your CFO and CEO.
Manual inventory counts pose a significant risk to employees health and safety, exposing the company to the risk of a workplace injury. Just one workplace injury can set back a company day or week of production and hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue. You can automate the inventory measurement process with Stockpile Reports by using fixed-cameras, iPhones, and drones, eliminating the risk of injuries and lawsuits.
"Since we started using Stockpile Reports, we are able to keep our inventory under control, avoiding very expensive write-offs. We currently measure our inventory every month. The website is easy to access and navigate, each pile report is great, especially the 3D feature and history tracking. Overall, we are very pleased with SPR and we will continue to use it on all of our sites!"
Cemex manufactures and distributes cement, ready-mix concrete, and aggregates in more than 50 countries. As a valued Stockpile Reports customer, Cemex utilizes our inventory measurement tools to ensure that their inventory data is precise, reliable, and consistent.
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Please contact us if you would like to try Stockpile Reports at your company. We’ll connect you with an inventory specialist that will tailor a free demo to your company's specific needs and goals.Contact Us