Intelligent production management in mining systems

Sean Dessureault, Malcolm Scoble, Scott Dunbar

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6 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper attempts to characterize the mining process and the principles of mine production management. It considers the integration of decision support and information technologies into new intelligent systems for mine production management. A case study is examined which considers the production planning and control procedures at an open pit copper mine. This is used to demonstrate an approach to short term planning based on optimizing profit, using spreadsheet software and linear programming. This work shows that with little cost and time, a spreadsheet tool can be developed in-house for more scientific and cost effective mine production management. Such tools enable more constraints to be considered and management performance to be evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM 1999
EditorsMarcello M. Veiga, John A. Meech, Michael H. Smith, Steven R. LeClair
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages145-150
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780354893, 9780780354890
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM 1999 - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Jul 10 1999Jul 15 1999

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM 1999
Volume1

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM 1999
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu
Period7/10/997/15/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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    Dessureault, S., Scoble, M., & Dunbar, S. (1999). Intelligent production management in mining systems. In M. M. Veiga, J. A. Meech, M. H. Smith, & S. R. LeClair (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM 1999 (pp. 145-150). [792464] (Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, IPMM 1999; Vol. 1). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPMM.1999.792464