Our client’s Western Australian operations include a world-class, integrated network consisting of; a dozen iron ore mines, multiple ports, an expansive rail network and related infrastructure.
Determining the optimal maintenance schedule for thousands of activities is a complex business problem faced by many mining companies. It is necessary to allocate maintenance activities into maintenance shuts, and determine the maintenance shut calendar while considering; the complex interaction between maintenance activities, as well as their impact on the workforce and accommodation availability.
Polymathian deployed GEAR, a maintenance scheduling optimisation tool using Industrial Mathematics, resulting in:
GEAR delivers highly complex planning decisions within minutes, increasing capacity for future feasibility testing via “what-if” scenarios. This enables planners to negotiate cheaper resource contracts with higher quality workers.