Driving business performance begins with both understanding the opportunity your global mining deposits represent and then planning your operations sothey maximize each ones potential. With Perfect Mine and Plant, all levels of your organization, from executives to operational staff, will collaborate and use data in new and more powerful ways to uncover improvements to efficiency, productivity, and cost control.

With Perfect Mine and Plant, the company is more agile in response to: operational performance variation, emerging business opportunities; and changing market conditions.

Executives, planners, and mine management use data from across the mining value chain, along with decision making tools, to optimize long-term plans, align financial objectives, and ensure all levels of the organization are in synch to achieve strategic control. At the operational level, integrated planning, maintenance, mining and plant activities enable rapid adjustments to improve cost-per-tonne and keep productivity on track.

Discover the benefits of Dassault Systèmes’ Perfect Mine and Plant Industry Solution Experience:

  • Reduces variability through optimized scheduling and operational control.
  • Delivers on the promise of big data to improve productivity, efficiency, and cost control across mining organizations.
  • Provides management with the data needed to achieve predictable production output and meet production targets.
  • Breaks down the silos between mining and processing functions.
  • Provides simulation and validation capabilities to both explore and prove innovative ideas prior to implementation.

Business Planning Excellence provides digital engineering management from planning through to execution, enabling the handling of large amounts of data including all requirements and changes to the project. Global access to up-to-date information reduces rework, speeds up engineering cycle times, and identifies risks easier.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • Enhanced communication and collaboration, including anytime, anywhere access to up-to-date 3D models, reports, and real-time dashboards.
  • Enables establishment of rigorous engineering change order management processes.
  • An improved understanding of all aspects of a project results from capturing, documenting, reporting and tracking requirements.
  • Scalability and integration to third-party systems

Develop timely, robust plans to enable predictable operations

From the mine site through to customer delivery, Dassault Systèmes offers unparalleled capabilities that enable mining organizations to unlock the full potential of your business. “Mine Planning” helps achieve operational stability by enabling you to quantify, plan and optimize the extraction of mineral resources to maximize productivity and profits, especially as demand and commodity prices change.

In connection with the other capabilities in Perfect Mine and Plant Industry Solution Experience, Mine Planning helps provide a detailed view of the mining value chain and the tools to react to changes in demand, commodity pricing and mining output.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • Single view of design changes throughout the organization.
  • Data management boosts integrity and avoids loss of intellectual property.
  • Collaborative data sharing reduces errors and bottlenecks in planning across departments.
  • Standardization: Improved workflows, better training and global support.
  • Agility thanks robust planning designed to support the changes in external conditions.
  • Assists in the creation of accurate, achievable mine plans and schedules.

Operation Modeling and Simulation helps build a better continuous improvement culture by embedding simulation to justify improvement ideas. It enables collaboration, allowing involvement of a broader set of stakeholders, which facilitates better adoption.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • A robust modeling and simulation capability pulls together large sources of information into a fully integrated and optimized mine plan that can be used for executable mine schedules at large and complex operating sites.
  • WHAT-IF scenarios help optimize either sections of the entire supply chain to validate improvement ideas before execution for improved cost containment.
  • Simulation results can easily be shared thanks to improved collaboration, which leads to more transparent decision making.

With the automated feedback loop in Production Scheduling which includes sub-shift scheduling, sub-shift activities are optimized based on known constraints to ensure that decisions are made on an NPV basis.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • Offers a robust system to identify and collect all of the tasks necessary to deliver on production forecasts, and then integrates and synchronizes those tasks for execution excellence.
  • Receive real-time feedback from operations to reschedule as necessary and stay on plan.
  • Identify variance from schedules and make adjustments to meet long-term objectives.

With Production Management, you will increase the confidence in your mine’s ability to meet production targets, manage costs, and improve efficiencies to deliver on promises made to shareholders. Production Management provides up-to-date information for improved visibility into production processes and material reconciliation.

Production Management uses real-time data analysis to enable conformance to plan, helping to bring stability to operating processes at the mine.

Production Management is a key foundational component for taking the first steps to driving excellence and agility in your business, to enable quick reaction to changing mining and market conditions.

Key Highlights and benefits:

  • Helps ensure confidence that your operation will meet production targets.
  • Timely visibility and real-time analysis into production activities enables increased productivity and efficiency and conformance to plan.
  • Provides a thorough understanding the quantity and quality of material you have on hand.
  • Breaks down silos through data centralization and anytime, anywhere, managed accessibility to information.
  • Bridges the gap between Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) to realize Master Data Management.

Work Management provides a collaboration platform to manage mining and processing. It enables planning, production, and maintenance staff to make more informed and faster decisions to keep the operation running at optimal performance levels.

Key Highlights and Benefits:

  • Provides the ability to respond quickly to changing conditions in the operation and make adjustments as needed.
  • Improves ability to control and execute all activities to plan, using native workflow capabilities and work instructions to ensure tasks are performed as required.
  • Improve staff and fleet utilization with real-time and in-shift feedback.