Asset Utilization

Asset Utilization

Asset Utilization (AU) is the true measure of how well you are using your company assets. Unlike other measurement techniques, AU accounts for all losses, not just those directly associated with the production process. MPPIglobal’s AU concept is focused on improving the use of company assets and increasing production without the need for capital investment. The technique broadly establishes the …

Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement (CI)

It is quite common in industry today for management to want to drive continuous improvement. Some companies have dedicated resources trained in Six Sigma and LEAN, and some rely on the workforce as part of their day-to-day activities to help drive new efficiencies. However the organizational structure currently supports improvement, some of the key challenges remain the same. MPPIglobal’s Continuous …

Critical Process Performance

Critical Process Management (CPM)

Across any process plant or production site, there are processing parameters deemed mission critical. If these parameters drift out of control, production slows dramatically or stops completely. The Optimum Platform offers solutions to monitor and manage critical process parameters, leading to an increase in availability, utilization, and efficiency thereby improving the overall productivity of the site. Live monitoring of leading …

Delay Accounting

Delay Accounting & Downtime Management

In our experience, downtime and delays in the mining, mineral, and metal industries make up around 18% of all capacity loss. The Optimum Platform automatically captures downtime and slow-running on critical assets, pinpointing where these largest losses are occurring, and prioritizing the criticality of responses. The Optimum Platform automatically generates work orders and follow-up actions for significant events or recurring …

Real Time Visualization

Digital Value Driver Trees (DVDT)

If you have ever asked yourself “What would be the effect of running the mill at a 5% lower speed?” or “What effect would increasing the maintenance budget on the hoist have on the yearly mine production?”  then Digital Value Driver Trees (DVDTs) are for you. DVDTs are data models that map out important business variables into a causal network, …

Mine Operation Systems (MOS)

Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Manufacturing Execution Systems are critical for operating a Mine effectively, efficiently and within compliance. Mines have traditionally faced the challenge of having to select multiple software packages designed for individual function, and often end up with an expensive, complex licencing & support model, a complex training environment for the workforce, and integration challenges, for limited benefit to Mine Operations. Optimum …

Overall Equipment Effectiveness for Assets

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is a metric used to measure the performance of Assets, and originated from the Manufacturing industry. OEE uses a three metric approach to determine how Assets are performing in Availability, Performance and Quality expressed as an OEE number in percent. When considering OEE in the Mining Minerals & Metals context it’s necessary to apply OEE in …

Performance Algorithms

Performance Algorithms

One of the best ways to increase profitability from any production based business is to increase the productive output and decrease waste. With advancements in data managements and data science it’s now possible for predictive algorithms to play a part in your operations success. Optimum manages these algorithms in a simple easy to understand approach so the most basic of …

Production Management

Production Management

Managing production in any operation is one of the most important tasks, with accurate budgeting, forecasting and actual production critical to understand operational performance. Couple this with financial data and manage not only production performance but track costs as product moves through the value chain. Optimum Production Management solutions allows you to break down your production into departments, areas and …

Production Variance Analysis

Production Variance Analysis

Production Variance Analysis (PVA) is critical for updating performance, forecasts and understanding the reasons why production is different to plan. The PVA solution allows operations to manage variations across multiple time periods, tracking reasons why groups of assets produced differently to plan. This information is collected in a structured way via input into a capture system by front-line leadership. The …

Root Cause Analysis

Root Cause Analysis (RCA’s)

Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is applied to methodically identify and correct the root causes of events, rather than to simply address the symptomatic result. Focusing correction on root causes has the goal of entirely preventing problem recurrence. Optimum provides a management frame work for this process supporting the collection and storage of RCA information, the assignment and management of corrective …

Theory of Constraints

Theory of Constraints (TOC)

For budget-minded operations looking to improve performance, the Theory of Constraints (TOC) represents an ideal starting point as a targeted approach. TOC is an improvement process that focuses on increasing production, by identifying the cause of the constraint, the solutions to help overcome the constraint, and implementation of the solutions. MPPIglobal applies a five-step process for TOC. First, we identify …