Enterprise Mobility in Mining

Enterprise Mobility in Mining

As commodity prices are under pressure, mining companies globally are looking for ways to save and reduce operating costs wherever they can. Parallel, productivity improvement is on top of the list of many mining companies wanting to make sure they continue to maintain or increase shareholder’s value. As such, enterprise mobility has become one of the key focus areas in the mining industry given that the lines between consumer and enterprise technologies are continuing to blur. Here are some of the advantages of mobility for the mining industry: 1)  Business process and workflow optimization by upgrading the IT architecture from legacy apps to mobile apps which enables end-to-end process view by providing: a. Data collection on-site and immediate uploading of the data to the repository at central server eliminating the need for manual upload to desktop and as such the risk of human error b. Asset Tracking & Management, Inventory Management c. Maintenance Management such as the innovative Asset Maintenance Optimisation system - offered...
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Workforce Challenges in Mining

Workforce Challenges in Mining

The mining industry is an unique industry. Over the past decade mining companies face critical workforce issues driven mainly by generational and career shifts. FIFO (fly in, fly out) workforces travel from across Australia and near abroad and encounter a number of challenges during their working cycles (or ‘swings’) ranging anywhere from 1 week on / 1 week off to 4 weeks on / 1 weeks off - sometimes longer. Their working and living conditions vary somewhat but can be extremely testing and even out-right dangerous with sometimes no access to the outside world, hundreds of miles from civilisation and on-site scarcity of bare essentials such as water. Given these circumstances, mining companies place special attention to workplace health and safety and expedite means including OH & S resources, processes and procedures, providing dedicated safety officers whom are tasked to train and enforce this upon the workforce and to manage any foreseeable risks. Securing the mental wellbeing of mining staff is a...
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