RPM delivers new mining work management solution

Tech company RungePincockMinarco (RPM) has launched its latest product – Operations Manager.

The work management solution enables a true short interval control process via a proven software solution. Operations Manager is the next evolution of the Fewzion Short Interval Control (SIC) and work management product acquired by RPM in December 2016.

According to RPM, Operations Manager is a highly configurable web application that can be accessed from a mobile device or a standard desktop/laptop.

Operations Manager provides mining shift personnel with access to a single, integrated shift plan that harnesses real-time data and links it to production and maintenance planning systems to deliver planning continuity through an integrated shift plan that is constantly updated to accurately reflect what is happening on site.

This visibility delivers the ability for shift supervisors to maximise productivity through smart changes and continuous improvement inside the shift.

RPM chief executive and managing director Richard Mathews said the principle behind Operations Manager was simple.

“We cannot change the past, but we can learn from it to improve the future. RPM’s enterprise Operations Manager product provides miners with a digitised, holistic view of each shift and the ability to drill down into intra-shift detail,” Mathews said.

“Gone are the days of paper-shuffling and using white-boards and walkie talkies to track people, equipment and their associated tasks on site. RPM’s latest offering is a true example of digitisation with offers the next step up in productivity gains.

“Operations Manager’s connected information delivers a far higher level of shift predictability and therefore a far safer working environment.

“In the past, many mining organisations have wanted to adopt short-term interval control principles.  However, without a proven enterprise planning framework to underpin the solution, which is something that RPM can offer, they have often become exercises in bespoke integrations and simple KPI reporting via dashboards.”

Mathews said these tools not only lacked the intra-shift granularity and accuracy but also the connection back to the original mine and maintenance plan.

RPM’s background in mine planning and asset management planning, built on its enterprise platform, means the company understands what its customers are looking for in this area, he added.

“RPM’s development team has spent the last three months building upon the foundation provided by the Fewzion Short Interval Control (SIC) and work management product acquired by RPM in late December 2016 to deliver a unique offering to the industry,” Mathews said.

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