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The Best Way to Estimate a Stockpile Volume

September 10, 2019

Why estimate the volume of a stockpile when you could gather precise and reliable measurements in a matter of minutes? The best way to estimate the volume of a stockpile is to take an actual measurement with your iPhone or a drone. You can do it yourself or we can do it for you. Within 24 hours or less, you’ll have a custom, shareable stockpile volume report that you can share with your entire team.

Companies that stop estimating stockpile volumes:

  • Are more profitable and efficient
  • Have precise, reliable, and consistent data
  • Make better, more strategic business decisions
  • Eliminate financial write-offs
  • Improve safety by reducing workplace injury
  • Eliminate excess inventory and associated costs, freeing up cash for other initiatives

Stop estimating stockpile volumes and start measuring them for better, more precise stockpile inventory data.

Measuring Stockpile Volumes Should Be Easy

We believe stockpile volume inventory measurements should be simple. That’s why we developed a patented iPhone app for customers to quickly and easily measure their stockpiles in a matter of minutes. Having this tool at your fingertips is a game-changer. You are able to make better business decisions, align sales and operations teams, create transparency throughout the organization, and become more profitable by avoiding excess inventory.

Traditional Stockpile Volume Measurement Methods

There are many traditional ways that companies estimate a stockpile’s volume. One of these is a walking wheel. If you’ve been in the industry for a while, a walking wheel isn’t a new tool for you. It’s used to literally measure the dimensions of stockpiles, giving you the measurements to estimate stockpile volumes. Some companies use the truckload and bucket count method to determine how much inventory they have on hand at any given time, while others use the eyeballing method, which as you may have guessed is riddled with inaccuracies and inconsistencies. Many companies go as far as to hire expensive surveying companies to complete their stockpile inventory measurements.

More Modern Stockpile Measurement Techniques

Changing the internal process for estimating stockpile volumes can be challenging. You need buy-in from the boots on the ground all the way up to management. There are more modern stockpile volume measurement solutions, such as measuring with an iPhone or a drone. With the rise of drone popularity and affordability over the last decade, companies have been implementing their own commercial drone programs into their organizations. So, whether you do it yourself or partner with us to complete your stockpile inventory measurements by drone, you’ll have precise data ready for review within 24 hours or less.

Measure Stockpiles With a Drone

The process of completing stockpile volume measurements via drone is simple. If you opt to use Stockpile Reports for your inventory measurements, all you need to do is contact us, schedule your flights, tell us which stockpiles you need us to measure, and we’ll deliver the results back to you for review. Your company is nationwide? No problem. We can complete inventory on all of your worksites in a single day. If you decide to measure yourself, great! As a customer, all you need to do is upload your footage, we’ll process the data, and return a report back to you for review.

Measure Stockpiles with an iPhone

One method that our customers love is the ability to take stockpile volume measurements via the iPhone app. It takes just a few minutes. You set up cones 25 feet (or 10 meters) apart, place the stockpile in the frame, and walk around the stockpile. When you are all done, you can review the video, upload it for processing, and you’re all set. You’ll have the results back within 24 hours or less.

Long Story Short: Stop Estimating. Start Measuring.

You don’t need to estimate stockpile volumes when you can have precise, reliable, and consistent stockpile inventory data with a few clicks of a button. You can take more frequent measurements across multiple worksites by partnering with Stockpile Reports. Our app enables anyone onsite to measure inventory with the iPhone app. Our drone pilots can take aerial inventory measurements for you or you can do it yourself. We’ll deliver results in no time at all.

To get started with Stockpile Reports, contact us. We’ll set you up with a stockpile inventory expert, review your needs, and show you how you can start delivering results for your team.



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