The global mining industry is facing unprecedented challenges from COVID-19, volatile commodity prices, and carbon neutrality commitments. Digital innovations on supply chain automation could provide the breakthrough for improvement in mining efficiency and productivity, lowering operating costs, and providing a safer working environment. Robotics Process Automation (RPA) tools and touchless technologies automate routine jobs, bring real-time visibility and control over mining operations. Automation also eliminates duplication of jobs, reduces operating costs, generates advanced data analytics, and frees up time for professionals to focus on decision making, solving problems, and improve communications.
This whitepaper explains how underground mining companies can optimize the flow of crew, material, and equipment with digital technologies, and innovate and respond faster to supply chain disruptions. The key to unlocking business value is to see innovation as a mindset change supported by process improvements and technology adoption