Deloitte's recent "Tracking the Trends for 2019" report argued that the mining sector will need to "re-imagine work, workers, and the workplace" (Deloitte, 2019). We couldn't agree more. In particular, we believe that mining technology will be significantly impacted if the industry revisits this age-old challenge. Why Move Mining Technology Resources Offsite? Put simply, in the past decade, mines have spent millions on mining technology. Many however, never realise the full
If your site is running any new mining technology that generates GPS, such as a mining fleet management system or a condition monitoring solution, then you are potentially sitting upon hundreds of thousands of geospatial records, ripe for extraction and integration with other data sources. Making the most of this data is a key part of digital transformation in mining and can unlock valuable insight into your mine. What steps are required to extract this information? Digital
2019 is nearly upon us! The previous 12 months have been exceptionally busy for MTS, with the team racking up some serious air miles. Now that we are all back home and winding down for the holidays, we’ve had some time to reflect on our combined experiences in 2018; and ponder over our predictions of what lies ahead for our industry in 2019. 1. Digital Transformation - Will Continue to be a Challenge Many organisations will continue the march towards digital transformation. S
A few months ago, we wrote about the end of life of SAP Business Objects Dashboards. Across the BI world, many of our peers are tearing their hair out at the situation (it is definitely frustrating no longer having a "one stop shop" BI platform). The reality is however, that unless there is a change in strategy from SAP business intelligence platform, the software SAP Dashboards will cease to launch at the end of 2020. For those of you still running Flash-based dashboards fo
MTS recently had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Caterpillar Mining Technology Demonstration. Hosted in Tucson, AZ, the gathering brought together Cat MineStar users from across the globe. The two-day event provided a great opportunity to discuss the latest innovations and best practices in mining technology with Caterpillar, mining technology partners, mine owners and operators. So, what did we take away from our two days in Arizona? Find out below. Mining Technology: A
MTS are delighted to be in Moscow attending MINEX 2018 - the largest mining industry platform in the CIS region. This year and in partnership with SRK Consulting we were invited to outline our shared vision of Intelligent Mining. MTS and SRK Consulting: Intelligent Mining This is more than just an empty slogan. Our vision of Intelligent Mining means understanding the difference between exactly what is happening on your mine, and exactly what should be happening on your mine.
There are many metrics available to benchmark a shift crew or an individual operator. Less commonly discussed are metrics specifically designed to understand how well any particular crew’s Dispatch Team are running the mining fleet management system. In last month’s blog we outlined some top tips to go about improving your dispatch team’s effectiveness. This follow-up article focuses on a specific fleet management solution: Cat MineStar Fleet, and considers how data generate
With the advent of Mining 4.0, there has been an increasing focus on mining technology. However, what is often missed are the people and processes behind the application of this technology. In particular, the link between the Dispatch Team's use of the mining fleet management system and the resulting impact on mining productivity. In this month's MTS blog, we outline 6 key areas that we see as critical to get right. If these are implemented, they will be incredibly useful