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 …

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 …

MPPIglobal commissions Newcrest’s first Production OEE model

MPPIglobal commissions Newcrest’s first Production OEE model

Newcrest’s premier gold mine situated in PNG has just commissioned the first fully integrated Production OEE model designed, built and commissioned by the MPPIglobal team. The Production OEE model is an advanced integrated mining model designed to maximize gold production through their assets. The Lihir deployment is the first stage in an anticipated program deployment across the Newcrest portfolio. MPPIglobal’s …