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The high price of scrap metal means that being off only a few hundred tons has a serious impact on your plant’s bottom line. The job is exceptionally difficult with reliance on scale tickets and production logs which are labor-intensive and prone to manual entry errors.
Stockpile Reports has spent the past 7 years working with the largest metal manufacturing and recycling companies to solve this issue. We solve this problem by putting a precise and easy to use stockpile measurement device in every plant operator’s pocket. How do we do it? Through our patented iPhone app.
Plant operators can measure a stockpile in less than 5 minutes without walking on the material and receive inventory results in less than 24 hours. Need to measure a large number of piles at once? We process drone imagery capture using off the shelf hardware or we will even send a pilot to your site.
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Tracking incoming scrap metal using scales is a great perpetual inventory tool. However, scale ticketing systems are highly prone to error. Tickets get lost, manually inputted into the inventory tracking software incorrect, etc. We provide a convenient and easy to use iPhone app which allows plant workers to measure each incoming scrap load as it comes into the plant as a secondary measurement method which will catch any missed tickets or input errors from the scales.
In the past, metal manufacturing and recycling companies have bought scrap metal from a vendor and found out heavy bricks and stones have been hidden in the scrap delivery to increase the vendor payment. Usually the hidden objects are not found until it is too late and the company cannot match the scrap pile to the vendor. Our iPhone app measurement system measures the volume of the incoming scrap metal piles and you can determine if the volume matches the expected weight of the pile from the scales. If the pile is too heavy for its size, you can find hidden objects factor and charge back the vendor.
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.
Gerdau is the largest producer of long steel in the Latin America, with steel mills in Brazil, Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Peru, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Utilizing Stockpile Reports, Gerdau measures their inventory regularly for consistent, reliable, precise inventory numbers.
Steel Dynamics is a steel producer based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. With a production capacity of 11.35 million tons, Steel Dynamics is the 3rd largest producer of carbon steel products in the United States. Ensuring that they have essential inventory on hand is critical to their success. Stockpile Reports enables Steel Dynamics to measure inventory frequently, providing their teams with precise, reliable data, ensuring profitability and efficiencies.
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