MTS assist mining operations worldwide. Below are some examples of how we have helped mines make better use of their mining technology and fleet management systems.
Asset Management KPI Dashboards & Component Change Out Tracking Tools
Barrick Pueblo Viejo, Dominican Republic – 2021-2022
Barrick Pueblo Viejo engaged MTS to develop a suite of asset management KPI dashboards based on their Hexagon Jigsaw Fleet Management System data. This solution replaced their manual reporting that was previously in place.
Not only did this result in the asset management team saving time, but also led to higher accuracy of data and more focus on decision making (versus data preparation).
Additionally, MTS collaborated with the Barrick mobile maintenance team to develop a tool that enables tracking of a component throughout its life cycle. This yielded a reduction in component turnaround time and the associated cost.
Fleet Management System Controller Training, Mentoring and Reporting
Zeppelin, Sweden – 2018-2021
Over the course of a number of years, MTS provided support to the Zeppelin team for their various mining technology installations. This included the provision of controller training, mentoring, road map development and the development of custom business intelligence solutions based on FMS data.
Change Management for Fleet Management System implementation
Letseng Mine, Lesotho – 2018-2021
MTS supported Letseng with embedding their use of Cat MineStar Fleet into the day to day runnings of the operation. After installing this vastly powerful solution at the mine, MTS provided change management support and delivered a series of custom reporting solutions to enable Letseng to much more quickly get up to speed with their investment.
Fleet Management System Optimisation
Newmont Suriname, Merian Mine, Suriname, 2016-2022
MTS assisted in fully embedding their recently installed Fleet Management System (FMS) into the site’s business processes. This involved training for dispatchers, operators and end-users; as well as mentoring and provision of benchmarking reports. The project covered the main features of an FMS including automatic assignment, mine model maintenance, fueling and high precision GPS guidance for ore control.
Process Plant & Mobile Asset Management Visualisations
Nevada Gold Mines Long Canyon, 2018-2019
MTS developed a suite of customised dashboards to convert the site’s FMS and process plant data into focused and actionable information. Designed to tackle immediate business challenges, the solutions were mocked up and iterated with the Long Canyon team in a series of agile development sprints. The completed dashboards help the site to further streamline on-site decision making.
Mine Operations Short Interval Control Using Micromine Pitram Data
Nevada Gold Mines, Carlin Underground, Nevada, USA, 2019
NGM’s Leeville and Portals mines are at the cutting edge of technology usage in the underground environment, being one of the largest users of Caterpillar’s autonomous system, MineStar Command.
The operations team wanted to better utilise their Micromine’s Pitram data to raise the visibility of key information and help improve business decision making processes. MTS was engaged to help define and build a set of tools to provide this.
Priority areas included the status and location of key assets, material flow by type in each ore pass and muck bay, as well as heading development Vs plan.
Advanced Asset Health Reporting
Finning, UK, 2016-2020
MTS provided Finning UK’s team with the tools and skills to expand the use of their asset health and BI systems. This included:
- Integration of their BI system with new data sources, allowing the team to provide more comprehensive insights to their customers
- Development of a universe enabling the team to deliver more automated reporting including asset health and data from their enterprise warehouse.
- Advanced report writing and dashboard training.
Greenfield Pre-Implementation Support for Mining Technology
Various sites in Sweden, Armenia and the United States, 2016-2023
Implementing a Fleet Management System, Asset Health or Ore Control system is a major investment involving substantial site resources, change management and time. Mine Tech Services provided pre-implementation support to a number of operations about to embark on complex roll-outs. This included business requirements gathering, road map production and building cost justifications.
SAP Business Objects Training for Mining
Various sites in Europe and South America, 2016-2023
We provided advanced training and mentoring to a number of sites who use this powerful BI tool for dispatch and health reporting. Examples include:
- Advanced reporting and dashboard course for asset health analysts.
- System administration training
- Web-based training for ad-hoc, casual BI users.
- On-demand remote mentoring and troubleshooting support.
Centralised Underground FMS Reporting
Leading Gold Miner, 7 global underground operations, 2022-2023
MTS were contracted to put together a centralised reporting suite for 7 operations. Combining Cat MineStar, Pitram, Optimine, LoadScan, Hard-Line and Newtrax data, MTS worked to consolidate the data into a data warehouse before building a suite of standardised Power BI dashboards for both central and site based reporting. MTS also advised on best practice and standards of these systems to aid analysis.
Multi-Language BI Reporting Capabilities
Unatrac, UK, 2017-2019
MTS provided Unatrac with the ability to deliver automated multi-language fleet performance content to their customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Fleet Management Benchmarking and KPI Reporting
Westmoreland Coal Company, Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2016
Fleet Assignment Optimisation
- Establish an easy way to benchmark how the mine was utilising Cat MineStar System’s Fleet Assignment functionality.
- Upgrade and enhance existing maintenance KPI reports.
Estevan Mine, Courtesy of Westmoreland Coal Company; All Rights Reserved
Asset Health Technology and System Development
Newmont Suriname , Merian Mine, Suriname, 2016-2023
From Data to Information…
Since 2016 MTS has provided advanced support to this greenfield operation to build and develop systems to support Asset Health function. This collaborative project included the creation of custom reports, dashboards, interfaces and productivity tools specific to the operation’s business needs. MTS listened to the customer’s needs to provide creative technology-based solutions which lever off multiple data streams to provide information via user-friendly platforms. This visibility gives the customer the ability to make informed and timely decisions to manage the health of their assets and optimise their processes. Additionally, MTS assisted with ERP and planning systems integration, user training and delivery of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
David Hogg, Assistant Superintendent, Mine Maintenance, Merian Mine
Centralised Asset Health Centre
Nevada Gold Mines, American Asset Health Centre, Nevada, USA, 2017-2023
MTS delivered advanced productivity tools enabling a centralised group of condition intelligence analysts to make timely analysis of mobile equipment health data from sites across the region. Their objective is to prevent early equipment failures, extend component life, and improve the overall reliability of the mobile fleet.
The project involved a substantial amount of data warehousing, BI customisation and user training.
NAAHC, Courtesy of Nevada Gold Mines; All Rights Reserved
Fleet Management System Evaluations with SRK Consulting
Europe & Asia, 2017-2023
Working in partnership with SRK Consulting, a leading provider of independent mining consultancy, MTS executed detailed audits of Fleet Management and Business Intelligence systems at a number of mines in Europe and Asia. Each audit provided practical recommendations as to how the systems could be further used to help manage operations.
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