Asset Health Management

Asset Health Dashboards

Asset Health Management is a challenge for many companies across multiple industries due to a large number of discrete software packages and systems that capture information about equipment and assets today. Rich equipment performance data is typically available and is capable of strongly influencing asset reliability. However, the challenge is, this data originates from many source systems, such as control …

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 …

Automated Reports

Automated Reporting

With the data age well and truly upon us, the struggle to keep up is a challenge faced by virtually every organization. While everyone seems to agree that the sheer volume and expanse of data available today is key to unlocking value, getting to the point where data is actually driving organization wide decision-making has proven difficult. With Optimum’s reporting …

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 Equipment Management

Critical Asset & Equipment Management

The maintenance teams of many sites get caught in a pattern of reactive maintenance or ‘fire-fighting’; reacting to problems only after they have resulted in availability or utilization losses. Through the use of intelligent algorithms and predictive thinking, Optimum’s Asset Management solutions can be used to move maintenance strategies to a proactive stance; identifying and removing issues before they occur. …

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, …

Digitize My Excel Spreadsheets

It is incredibly common for Engineers, Metallurgists, and Managers to have their own pet spreadsheets that they put countless hours of time and effort into building. The widespread use of these sorts of spreadsheets results in excessive time wastage and duplication of work, in the following ways: The Optimum Platform solves these problems by offering spreadsheet replacement through the Data …

Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) & Dashboards

High-performing organizations deliver goals, achieve their vision, reach targets, and do this sooner and with less effort. They have a performance culture, and people who fully engaged in their contribution to the organisation’s success. Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are an essential cornerstone to this success. The Optimum platform manages, monitors, displays, captures and calculates KPIs for all aspects of the …

Metallurgical Management

Metallurgical Management

MPPIglobal’s Optimum provides a unique integrated solution for replacing your unsecured excel driven metallurgical accounting system. A cost-effective approach that decreases risk, improves security, accuracy and provides traceability all at a fraction of the costs of many standard Metallurgical Accounting software packages on the market today. Optimums integrated approach connects all of your source systems and software packages for a …

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 …

One Touch Digital Solution

One Touch Digital Solution

Optimum’s One Touch data philosophy can be summed up simply as: The Optimum Platform seamlessly integrates with all site data sources and systems, to produce automated reports, trends, and analysis that don’t require manual labour or data re-handling. With the Optimum Platform in place, Engineers and Analysts no longer need to search for, gather, and corroborate data from multiple sources …

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 …

Short Interval Control

Short Interval Control (SIC)

If you have any processes or activities where variation can cause issues, Short Interval Control can help. MPPIglobal uses Short Interval Control to maintain control and ensure quality, efficiency and productivity are maximized through the reduction of variation. Typical application of Optimum’s Short Interval Control occurs in Mobile Mining fleet, Metals Recovery, Asset Health Management, Critical Risk Management to name …

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 …