Kespry has confirmed The Shelly Company is using the Kespry drone-based aerial intelligence platform for inventory management and mine planning.
The Shelly Company is a leading Ohio limestone, concrete and asphalt paving firm with more than 90 locations and 1,600 employees. It services 81 of 88 counties in the state.
The Shelly Company uses Kespry to measure contours to ensure it creates accurate mine plans. It also leverages Kespry to determine accurate stripping calculations and ensure its vendor network plans for and delivers precise volumes and quotes.
In addition, the company uses Kespry to perform before-and-after stripping surveys to validate the amounts of material that have been moved. Inventory management involving updating unit weights and product volume is another activity The Shelly Company performs with Kespry.
Chris Pike, performance manager at The Shelly Company, said: “Using Kespry helps us make informed decisions and work closely with contractors to compare stripping quantities. This ensures that we are charged the correct amount.”
Kespry also gives us more control and increases efficiency. Once our drone lands from a 20 to 30-minute flight, the flight data is immediately uploaded to the Kespry Cloud for processing. This takes just a few hours, depending on the size of the mission data collected. We’re then able to view the images and client deliverables via the Kespry Cloud.
Adding: “This allows our engineers and planners to provide quick turnaround of the data to all our key stakeholders. They usually want this information immediately and it’s great to be able to provide that information to them quickly. With Kespry, we’re able to sit in front of our stakeholders, run through the data, show them how the calculations were done, and identify any possible issues. Kespry has improved the comfort level and trust in the data.”
George Mathew, Kespry CEO, commented: “Kespry has made The Shelly Company’s mine planning and inventory management activities more transparent and productive than ever.
“Kespry takes a lot of the question marks out of complex processes and helps keep everyone across The Shelly Company’s ecosystem stay on the same page. With Kespry, The Shelly Company can focus and deliver on its customers’ needs and expectations, with the knowledge that its vendors are working in lockstep and providing the materials they need, when they need them.”