Kespry launches first drone-based aerial intelligence solution
Kespry announced the availability of the pulp and paper industry’s first drone-based aerial intelligence solution. The new industry-specific solution improves the profitability of pulp and paper operations by delivering more accurate and timely supply chain material inventory data, while improving site operations and safety.
“Measuring chip piles at a pulp mill has always been a challenge. In the past, a team of surveyors would climb onto the chip pile and arrive at a manual measurement,” said Mitch Dunlop, Accounting Manager, Celgar, a leading North American pulp and paper organization. “This method is slow, poses safety concerns and is not very accurate. Hiring a contractor for monthly surveys of the chip pile was not economically feasible. Having the Kespry drone onsite, we can survey the chip pile every month and we have more accurate inventory volume reporting.”
Kespry eliminates these issues by providing production plant managers with highly-accurate survey and inventory data across both production facility and round wood storage sites—data that matches the update frequency required to optimize profitability of supply chain, and more effective site planning