A Practical Approach to Improving Asset Health & Equipment Reliability with Dashboards

I have highlighted the four main challenges that I have encountered recently working with Asset Health customers. More often than not, there are multiple discrete software systems, databases and instruments that many customers have to analyze or consult to understand the Health of an Asset. This can be time-consuming, complex and labor-intensive and often gets overlooked. A common question from …

Metallurgical Accounting

Cost Effective Metallurgical Accounting Does Exist!

Optimum provides a cost-effective, integrated digital solution, capable of managing your existing Metallurgical Accounting process in a connected, safe, secure, audit friendly environment. Click to learn more about Optimum’s Metallurgical Accounting Solution. 

New Client Evolution Mining

Evolution Mining selects Asset Optimization/Production OEE solution

At the completion of the recent tender process, Evolution Mining has selected MPPI Global and the Optimum software package as the preferred platform to be piloted with the aim of delivering asset optimization for its mining and processing operations. With the business focused on enhancing productivity and efficiency, MPPI Global’s unique Production OEE model, continuous improvement package, and operational experience …

Optimum Software launches the new Data Portal Module!

Optimum Software is considered by some to be one of the most advanced and innovative digital solutions in the mining minerals and metals industry today. It underpins MPPIglobal’s Asset Optimization solution by highlighting opportunities for productivity and efficiency improvement, production improvements and helps drives operational costs down. Which is why we are proud to announce our newest creation, the Data …

Mining Fleet Optimization

Mining Fleet Optimization and OEE

An increase in size and capacity of mining equipment over the years has drastically changed the consequences of equipment ineffectiveness. Current economic conditions, lower commodity prices, global competition, environmental regulations and an increasing focus on safety have put significant pressure on mine managers to consider more creative and value-driven methods to determine the effectiveness of their mobile mining equipment and …

Challenges When Applying OEE in Mining

Challenges When Applying OEE in Mining

As a consultant I am often invited to address this exact problem for mining clients. Most of the time they already have OEE measures setup for every part of a process and on every major equipment. Implementations like this are normally born out of software vendors maximizing license sales. These solutions generate unranked decision data that provides little insight into …

Facing Common Challenges with Business Improvement Initiatives

Facing Common Challenges with Business Improvement Initiatives

They say hindsight is 20/20. Leaders of many operations wish they had the foreknowledge of what their real possible outcomes could be. Leaders in the mining industry work to find ways to get more out of their operation for little or no extra capital expenditure. When merely achieving budget is no longer enough, they push to find areas where improvement …

Overall Equipment Effectiveness Mining

Is Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in Mining Different to OEE in Manufacturing?

I am going to assume that people reading this article have an understanding of how OEE is usually calculated, and how it can be used to drive improvement. Firstly, I have implemented OEE models all over the world in a mining environment, and while the concept is similar to manufacturing, believe me when I tell you successful OEE deployments in …