Posts tagged as productivity

Surveyors talk tariffs, productivity and private practice principles

The South African Geomatics Institute’s (SAGI) Northern Branches met for its annual general meeting on 5 April 2019 at the Tshwane University of Technology, where they also held a workshop on running a private practice the day prior. In his capacity as a representative of the South African Geomatics Council (SAGC), Peter Newmarch gave attendees […]

3D printing can improve productivity on mines

  3D printing may have burst onto the scene a few years ago with much hype, but it hasn’t yet revolutionised industrial sectors as some analysts exuberantly predicted. However, forward-thinking mining organisations are realising that industrial-scale 3D printing in the mines could skim costs from their operations and reduce the frustrations of equipment downtime. By […]

Mining operations need to get productive and smart

  This article was written on the back of recent experience in implementing a drill management system on a large open pit operation. The effect that the system has had on the drill section has been impressive. Operators have become more disciplined and competitive. Managers are now able to make proactive decisions as opposed to […]

Optimising production planning in cement plants

  ABB has launched Knowledge Manager Production Scheduler, a new software solution to manage and optimise production scheduling in cement plants. It provides customers with optimal planning functionalities based on real-time information, considering production goals, business constraints as well as volatile energy tariffs to increase the overall process efficiency. This application allows the user to […]