Mining Industry

Mining Industry Challenges

Increasing productivity and decreasing costs in a dynamic market
Mining organizations operating in today’s market face many complex challenges. The continuing globalization of the mining industry means both increased demand and increased competition. This increased demand and strong commodity prices mean that improving productivity is essential, while at the same time needing to control costs to maximize margins and maintain an effective cost profile for the future. To keep productivity at optimum levels, the success of the organization’s logistics function is crucial. Ensuring continuity of the in-bound supply chain, maintaining service levels, reducing inventory holdings and increasing inventory turns are all essential to maintaining productivity and minimizing costs, particularly in remote locations. In addition to the productivity and logistical challenges, the mining industry is increasingly the focus of public attention with regard to its health and safety and environmental performance. In order to survive and thrive in this dynamic environment, mining companies need powerful and flexible tools to enhance the way they operate and to manage costs.

Solution

Complete, integrated IT solutions purpose-built for mining
The ABB Intelligent Mining Solution (IMS) is the only complete IT solution purpose-built for the mining industry which addresses the challenges of the industry. No other solution provider can match the depth of industry knowledge that ABB holds. For over 30 years we have concentrated our efforts on developing a world leading solution for the mining industry and ABB is the only company to have developed a comprehensive mine-to-market solution. ABB IMS incorporates enterprise support systems for managing the entire mining support mechanism, including equipment, maintenance, logistics, production and personnel. In addition, we provide enterprise mission systems which cover the extraction, processing and delivery of raw material.

Ellipse (EAM)

Ellipse is a fully-integrated Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) application suite providing complete visibility and management of assets to asset intensive industries including energy, mining, defense, public infrastructure and oil & gas. Read More...

Minemarket

ABB MineMarket provides comprehensive and integrated coverage of stockpiles and product quality for bulk and discrete products, supply chain logistics, and sales processes for mining and mineral producers and traders. It enables management of complex contracts, product specifications, pricing conditions, assay exchange, demurrage and dispatch, prepayment, and invoices in a process extending from the loading of the shipment to the finalization of invoicing and accounting. Read More...

Linkone

ABB LinkOne is a graphical content management and distribution solution for complex equipment and assemblies. It enables equipment manufacturers to graphically publish, distribute and view electronic information via the Internet, intranet, and CD/DVD and removable media. Read More...

CCLAS

ABB CCLAS, a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), automates processes in an analytical laboratory including sample registration, barcode label printing, worklist generation, on-line data capture from a wide range of analytical instruments and automatic reporting and transfer of results. Read More...

ABB Tropos

Radio networks offer a far-reaching and cost-effective way of connecting physically disparate equipment, with the added ability to reach mobile devices. EMS and ABB offers a range of wireless technologies suited to any environment. Using radio to achieve the robust connectivity demanded by the energy industry has, on occasion, proved an insurmountable challenge, but modern developments such as ABB’s Tropos mesh network combine ubiquitous coverage with full redundancy, all using unlicensed radio spectrum. Read More...

Inventory Optimizer

ABB Critical Inventory Optimization is a suite of specialist software tools that leverage existing data to drive enhanced enterprise performance. The solution automatically identifies and analyzes key data to assess the impact on varying the stock levels of every item. Once this assessment is complete, adequate stock levels, lead times and critical items can be determined, giving businesses a better indication of what they need and when. Read More...

Aspentech Minerals, Metals and Mining

Aspentech solutions allow Metals and Mining organizations to save millions of dollars by reducing production and energy costs while increasing throughput, resulting in improved operational performance. Read More...

e-Commodity Trading

e-Commodity Trading solution will help your company to manage your sales & marketing process and will improve your collaboration and communication with your prospective or existing customer. B2B portal will acts as a marketplace that will not only enable your customers to submit their intent to buy your commodity but also you can offer your product through a bidding mechanism. In addition, you can function as a trader by procuring commodity from a company and sell it to the others.