Our teams first develop a detailed understanding of the operational opportunities and issues to be solved. They elicit status and requirements, socialising, then presenting our understanding and candidate solutions to stakeholders. Existing infrastructure and systems in use are assessed, as re-use and re-purposing of existing investments can be often incorporated into the solution. In some cases, costly systems which have fallen into disuse will be revived through this process.
APC designs physical and logical communications networks and other infrastructure to support the solution. A unique operational data model of the mine to consolidate the site’s Master Data is developed as part of the systems and data flow design.
When physical and systems design is concluded, implementation commences. Upon commissioning, data collected is analysed and presented in a variety of ways to stakeholders to determine the best means of visualisation to facilitate action, targeted to specific managers and organisational levels. We then work to ensure that information is unlocked from data and distilled to provide rapid interpretation and decision support.
Our best endorsement is being asked back to repeat the process at another shaft or site.