Preventing 20,000 Tonnes of Ore Deviation

Major Copper Mine in Chile

A case study on enhancing dispatch procedures and FMS administration to minimize errors in dumping and reclaiming events

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Customer Challenge

FMS Data Accuracy in Material Handling

Lack of real-time tracking of dump and reclaim events.

Mining operations management was compromised because the actual material location did not match the FMS labels in the data.

How We Helped

 In-app dumps/loads Map Developed

Dump and load events were mapped to identify deviations, including location, material type, and tonnage using Material Movement Map and Geospatial Data Quality screens and dashboards.

The Outcome

Prevented 20,000t of Ore from not being Processed

The opportunity cost for this event was estimated at USD 1 million of ore (0.2-0.4% Cu).

Corrective actions have been implemented to recover the ore-grade material dumped in the pit area.

Additionally, the site has initiated new procedures to improve dispatch and FMS administration using the ‘Material Movement’ screen from the Stockpile and Inventory Optimization Application to reduce dumping errors.

 

Discover how Stockpile & Inventory Optimization can be applied to your operation

Mine to Market: Value Chain Optimization

The Stockpile & Inventory Optimization Application is one of a suite of real-time decision-making applications that uses AI to optimize each process; from mine to market.

Our Material Handling model connects these applications to drive even greater efficiency.

Our process optimization apps can be deployed on a specific process bottleneck or expanded across the entire value chain. They are powered by our Industrial AI Decision Intelligence Platform, brains.app.

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