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A critical variable of your plant’s efficiency is ensuring your plant has the optimal amount of aggregates on hand to produce concrete mix designs for each job. Ordering the optimal amount of aggregates is a difficult difficult task which leads plant operators to ordering extra inventory to ensure material is always on hand. However, carrying extra aggregates for a rainy day scenario leads to inefficiencies at your plant.
Money spent on the extra aggregates could have been spent on capital investments. We know this is a difficult problem to solve without access to repetitive and precise measurements of your aggregates inventory. This is why Stockpile Reports has built a measurement and logistics tracking service tailored exactly for the unique challenges of managing aggregates inventory at a ready-concrete plant.
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Measuring aggregates reserves currently requires employees to physically inspect and make estimates, manually entering the inventory levels. This is a very slow, expensive and error prone process. Automated sensing systems have been too expensive to deploy across the entire company. Stockpile Reports for Logistics adds near real-time continuous inventory levels to existing logistics software solutions to give your company a giant boost to the return on investment for their enterprise logistics plans. Low cost fixed camera systems can be mounted in warehouses and storage yards to automatically calculate inventory levels, replacing the need for manual entry by humans. These fixed camera measurements can be scheduled to run at given times throughout the day, set to run on a recurring frequency interval, or automatically triggered after motion occurs. The Stockpile Reports Logistics system sends alerts and notifications, triggering re-orders and providing inventory levels data needed to better organize delivery.
Ready mixed concrete companies measure inventory on a daily basis to ensure they have enough material on hand for various mix design batches. However, 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. Employees never have to walk on piles again or spend extra time around heavy equipment which eliminats the risk of injuries and lawsuits.
Nothing is more painful than discovering you have a sizeable inventory adjustment at the end of the quarter due to simple data entry mistakes. Manual data entry is riddled with errors and inconsistencies. Your inventory measurement and tracking process is entirely automated with Stockpile Reports, eliminating human error and human intervention. You will never have write-off again due to a simple data entry error.
"It used to take me an hour per stockpile [to measure] and I'd get 1/100,000 the data and information on the pile that I get now. I'd have to stay overnight to finish ‘Henry’ the big pile. Now, I can go home to my family instead of staying in a hotel."
As one of the largest privately-held concrete suppliers in the US, the employee-owned company and its subsidiaries produce stone, sand, gravel, and concrete materials for customers. Their choice to utilize Stockpile Reports ensures that they are able to produce enough product to meet the demand and sales, become more efficient, and ensures precise, reliable inventory data at all times.
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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