February 22, 2019
Read on to find out what top three trends emerged from the show. Also, learn how Stockpockpile Reports is revolutionizing bulk material logistics and how we are solving client’s inventory problems…
Many topics of discussion were floating around at this year’s AGG1/WOA conference. Topics ranged from challenges of hiring young talent, educational basics for new managers, latest in machine control technology, etc. Here are the top three trends that we saw emerge from the conference.
The biggest trend (or lack thereof) at the conference was the hype of drones and new drone hardware is over. In the past, drones were on display at many exhibitor booths and a majority of attendees would stop by to talk drone tech. The industry, on a whole, used to be more interested in the drone hardware than solving business problems.
Drones have been integrated into numerous companies in the past couple of years. Quickly, the hype is disappearing as companies are finding out drones are merely tools, not the solutions themselves. Learning sessions revolving around drones were less focused on what a drone is and more focused on how to integrate drones, strategies for deployment, and potential use cases.
At Stockpile Reports, we have always stood by the saying that hardware is just a tool to help solve a business problem. Conversations we experienced at our booth were focused on how we can save companies time and money while simplifying their inventory process. Drones were only a topic as a tool in a client’s toolset that could be utilized to capture an inventory.
We canvased numerous attendees at the show to ask what they came to see. Overwhelmingly, one of the top answers was to check out the latest improvements in heavy machinery. We found there was no shortage of loaders, screening plants, mixers, roller, etc. The AGG1 / World of Asphalt exhibition floor was a one-stop shop for learning about the latest machinery and technology.
Logistics is clearly a major issue for bulk materials companies. Problems range from truck driver shortages, fleet management issues, integrating telematics, etc. The Road to Rock stage hosted several talks regarding logistics with many big industry employees in attendance.
We proudly announced at the show our newest solution: Stockpile Reports for Logistics. Our new solution adds near real time continuous inventory levels to existing logistics software solutions to give companies a giant boost to the return on investment for their enterprise logistics plans.
We had an opportunity to interview our clients and ask how they are utilizing Stockpile Reports to improve inventory processes, reduce write-off, streamline their audit process, and reduce risk. Watch below to see what they were saying…
Maury Margol from business development discusses with Jason Brewer, Project/Area Manager for The Blain Companies, how Stockpile Reports has benefited his company.
Frank Hurkmans, regional sales manager at Ontario Trap Rock, explains how Stockpile Reports has enabled his company to no longer be dependent on third-party vendors for inventory control. Stockpile Reports allows them to measure inventory on their schedule.
Ryan Hyatt, Operations Manager at Edw C. Levy Co., discusses how Stockpile Reports has made his inventory management process easier and safer than previous measurement methods.
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