We’ve gone from multiple employees ordering feed in multiple ways to having a single person in charge of feed ordering and demand forecasting. It’s a night and day difference. Before, we couldn’t see what was happening with feed at our farms, and now we can.
I use this software every day. The accuracy of the daily bin readings makes it easier to plan our production. It has helped increase the productivity of the mill by taking the highs and lows out of the work week, which has decreased over time and created more stable work hours for our drivers and mill operators.
When sold birds last week, BinSentry showed 19,061 pounds of reclaim. The feed mill credited 19,100! I don't know how it could be any closer. For the first time, my tech didn't have to climb bins. He's loving it, too!
We use BinSentry every single day to validate scheduled deliveries and adjust orders in order to maximize bin fill, avoid feed outages and ensure livestock are still on track with projections. BinSentry also enables us to calculate a customer’s last-load before birds ship, where accuracy and delivery quantities are especially important! BinSentry helps us avoid costly deliver errors and catch them immediately if they do occur.
BinSentry has undoubtedly given us more insight into our customer's needs. On one occasion a customer called and cancelled their order saying they had enough feed, but BinSentry had alerted us that the feed was low. Opting to trust BinSentry, I decided to take feed to the customer anyway. At 6pm the customer called to tell us that the bin in question had just run empty - just as our delivery truck pulled into the yard! The end result: BinSentry was correct and the customer thanked me for taking matters into my own hands, which in turn benefitted the customer!
Our farm system has been ordering feed with the use of the Binsentry platform for just over a year and without the incredible features provided to us through BinSentry software, we would not be able to order feed successfully. The features that are most valuable to our feed ordering operations are the ability to look at our level history , last reading, and average daily consumption of our bins, to determine whether or not we need to send feed before we run empty.
Many of our larger customers have now incorporated BinSentry into their daily workflow and place their orders with the assistance of BinSentry or alternately, have an employee at the Mill check their inventories for them and place orders based on BinSentry data. It's now easier than ever to confidently place an order on behalf of our team and our customers, and it shows through our continued daily successes!