|Mr Benno Giuliani|
|Mr Stuart Spicer|
|Mr Peter Bates Xstrata Copper|
Mining companies often have many disparate systems and repositories of data in their organisation for planning and scheduling outbound mining supply chains. To optimise and streamline aspects such as ore quality, throughput transport logistics scheduling and delivery to contract, they need to model and manage the value chain accurately to achieve a consolidated, enterprise view of operational performance.
In the bulk commodities, minerals, metals and trading industries, mine logistics planning staff coordinate a complex series of activates to ensure production forecast accuracy. Sales and marketing staff negotiate and execute complex contracts often with disconnected and limited visibility of production forecasts, quality, and variability with little ability to accurately market potential product specifications over longer time horizons.
SolveIT Software's planning processes Supply Chain Network Optimiser (SCNO) configured for mine-to-port operations is a highly flexible, user-configurable supply chain management system for the mining and metal processing industries. SCNO has specific functionality for a range of mining environments, including stockpile management, advanced blending, transport scheduling, demand and supply planning, maintenance planning, scenario management, trade-off analysis, intelligent reporting and automated notification.
Through our extensive work in vertically integrated supply chains, SolveIT Software has developed a specialisation in "global" or "cross-silo" optimisation. Developed on this type of logic from the ground up, our Supply Chain Network Optimiser (SCNO) provides a "One-Version-of-the-Truth" view of a given supply chain and optimises across all known variables to provide a "business best" outcome, rather than a "silo optimised" result:
Best practise for enterprise planning and optimisation within a mining applications environment separates the planning horizon from other business applications. This provides the capability to plan and optimise any area of a mining supply chain independent of ERP/EAM, MES, and SCADA, aligning with SOA objectives and ISA-95 principles. SolveIT Software's Supply Chain Network Optimiser (SCNO) follows these principles. As a single enterprise application, SolveIT Software Supply Chain Network Optimiser (SCNO) can provide an overview of the entire mining supply chain, giving planning personnel accurate, up-to-date information at their fingertips and enabling optimisation of the various planning processes in an integrated view.
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