Increasing adherence to mine plan through data integration and process change

Muhammet Mustafa Kahraman, Sean Dessureault

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the development of a decision support element to control real-time adherence to mine plan within a control room environment. This system, known as a mine planning screen (MPL), integrates mine planning and production processes. The key inputs are production data tracked by the fleet management system and mine plans entered by mine planners into spreadsheets. The data are integrated with the use of database query languages and MPL charts are displayed in a web environment. The MPL screen displays two types of information: real-time adherence to plan by pit and historical adherence by crews. The objective of the screen is to increase adherence to the overall plan, a key part of a larger real-time blending initiative. This research discusses the technical development of the new tool, its deployment and peer pressure technique for user motivation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-354
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment
Volume32
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2018

Keywords

  • Mine planning
  • adherence to plan
  • business intelligence
  • control room screen
  • data integration
  • data warehousing
  • mine production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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