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What is Technology Missing in the Mining Industry?

What is Technology Missing in the Mining Industry?

Integrating action plans and follow-up with your daily mining analytics using your existing infrastructure.

Technology offers many useful tools that allow you to collect data on a given process or scenario and manage that data in a way that enables you to report on activities and operational performance for a given time period in the past. But how do you use this data to improve the safety, efficiency, and profitability of your mining operation? Let’s find out below:

How Did Technology Change the Mining Industry?

During performance evaluations, whether in weekly operations meetings, or day-to-day monitoring of fly-by metrics, the underperformance of a process or system can often be missed, or worse, neglected. More than ever before, technology is delivering mounds of data to us from every process, equipment, machine and sensor at the mine, and at speeds that can be hard to process and monitor. Real-time data is gone in a flash and thousands of data capture points are tracked and stored every second of every day without pause for coffee or the weekend. Thankfully, technology has also brought us devices and platforms to read and analyze our growing data assets. Having detailed reports at your fingertips during your daily or weekly operations meetings allows you to gain more insight into the rich data that technology has evolved to provide. In forthcoming days and weeks, there will be more data to consume, and further pressure to keep up and maintain the knowledge learned from historical data, while applying action and understanding to the latest underperforming metrics. The vast oceans of data, meant to provide insights and guides to decision making, may now have introduced a challenge that cannot be overcome with the data connectivity and analysis tools today.  We’ve identified a solution for that gap.

What’s Missing from the Mining Industry Today?

Many mining operations today fail to use technology to keep track of the events or the metrics and KPIs that have fallen into the red (not hitting their targets), which in turn limits the ability to proactively plan and monitor corrective measures that can be followed up on. 

That’s where Jump Analytics’ Action Plans come in. With built in Microsoft Power Apps, this tool sits on top of these metrics and enables you to create and monitor actionable tasks associated with the problem area(s). Those tasks can then be assigned to users, who become accountable for the successful turnaround of the failing or underperforming KPIs. In addition to completed action plans, your reports can include commentary linked to each metric for the ‘yellow’ days, where an explanation is needed for the underperformance, but no immediate action is required. 

Why Jump Analytics’ Action Plans?

The ability to track, monitor and review historical commentary on a metric will bring to light frequently occurring problems that may then trigger an actionable task, which can then be created and tracked with accountability, all within our Action Plan system. 

The result? Standard operational reporting is now transformed into a reactive/proactive tool for performance management, understanding the ‘why’ the metric is underperforming, the ‘what’ is going to be done, and the ‘who’ and ‘when’ the plan will take place. Our Action Plans will convert a once ineffective weekly report or meeting into a continuous improvement platform using real data, real people for follow ups, and the potential to eliminate the red flags by better capturing historical states of your data. 

This Action Plan concept will fit natively into your existing Microsoft architecture, leveraging licensing, governance and security already in place and available to complement your existing data, filling that gap in mining technology solutions. 

Contact us today to see how you can get Action Plans working for you and how it fits into Jump Analytics Mine Analytics Playbook and OpsBench suite.

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