Deciding whether to implement an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution in your mine is a major decision but it’s one that all mines must make in this day and age. More mining operations are moving towards integrating operational technologies and specialist systems to manage production planning and execution transactions that provide near real-time visibility and intelligence for various divisions.
The benefits associated with implementing a mine specific ERP solution are well known however many mine managers remain hesitant. If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, it’s time to start shopping around for an ERP system.
Are you buried in a sea of spreadsheets?
If you still find yourself buried in a sea of Excel spreadsheets to manage large amounts of operational data and manually generate key reports, yet still do not have transparency across the business, it’s time you implement the right solution. Many mining operations still lean heavily on Microsoft Excel to manage operational data which is not always a bad thing but it makes up your core system and becomes labour intensive, leaves room for errors and does not provide a clear view of the business and there could be too much data.
xMMP (exploration, Mining & Minerals Processing) is a mining “ERP” solution that covers the Total Life of Mine (‘LOM’). Managing mineral rights (tenements) claims, exploration, drilling, EPCM for the development phase, actual mining, stockpiles, plant, shipping and dispatching all the way to mine rehabilitation.
Are you using multiple disconnected software packages?
If you are you using multiple disconnected systems for the various areas of the businesses that need to share data and are joined together by critical business processes, then you really need to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of your current solutions. There is a better way, where everything integrates seamlessly and you will have better visibility across the business.
Do you have access to a real-time view of your operations?
To make critical business decisions, it is essential to have a real-time view of your operations as well as access to accurate information at any time. If you are unable to access the right information when you need it most it’s time for you to reconsider your systems.
Resolve Immix’s xMMP (exploration, Mining & Minerals Processing) solution is a mining ERP solution that covers the Total Life of Mine. The solution provides mine operations with the tools and real-time data needed to improve asset performance, impress compliance and increase production from the mine to final product. Contact Resolve Immix for more information.