Schneider Electric Software Mining Solution Designed to Improve Sector Profitability
Jane Alexander | October 5, 2017
According to Schneider Electric (Lake Forest, CA), its introduction of a Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) solution for the Mining industry represents an opportunity to digitally transform the sector by way of highly accurate, real-time visibility into information across production, inventory, and quality-management processes.
The goal is to help optimize the mining supply chain, drive efficiency, maximize utilization of all operating assets, and, in turn, improve mine profitability. Leveraging this solution, miners can automatically log all inputs and outputs of the plant in real-time, including materials, consumables, energy, waste, and emissions output. This data, when made available to domain-specific decision support tools and integrated with supply chain and enterprise resource planning systems, unlocks new levels of intelligence to drive continuous improvement.
Eliminating manually entered production values while breaking down pervasive operational data silos can minimize time, errors, and costs associated with manual and duplicate data-entry, further enhancing agility and efficiency.
Mining organizations implementing Ampla Mining Operations Management as part of their Schneider Electric solution can benefit from the EcoStruxure architecture, resulting in better process and data integration across their organization. What results is a better way to drive innovation at every level, with vertical integration from sensors to edge control to software/analytics at the same time as end-to-end integration across the value chain and help break down data silos. This approach increases efficiency, removes value leaks and results in increased profitability.
Select improvements of Schneider Electric Software’s MOM solution for the Mining industry include:
- User selectable point in time feature for “Inventory data reprocessing”
- Data reprocessing has improved performance by 4X
- New “Calculated Inventory” feature to define custom calculations on captured inventory data
- Ampla Planner, Gantt Chart usability and user experience enhancements
- Client response times has improved performance by 2X
- Wonderware Online InSight connectivity.
(Editor’s Note: Read about the real-world application of Schneider Electric Software’s comprehensive digital strategy for the mining sector in this customer success story from Australia’s Roy Hill operations.)