Digital Transformation in Mining

4 wild innovations Deloitte thinks will change mining forever

4 wild innovations Deloitte thinks will change mining forever

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What would you make happen automatically, if you could? I know, I know — everything already happens like magic these days. Your laptop auto-connects to the WiFi at Starbucks. Google finishes your search for “hilarious cat video”. Your Ford Focus starts blasting Hall & Oates the second you hop behind the wheel (thanks, iTunes)!...

What’s the deal with business intelligence for mining?

What’s the deal with business intelligence for mining?

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Last April, we released the Avoca Intelligence Suite — a business intelligence and analytics platform, built just for mining. Since then, a lot of folks have asked us about business intelligence and why the mining industry needs it own solution. So, we sat down with our senior analytics architect, Ed Robinson, to chat about...

New technology to solve old problems, like mine productivity

New technology to solve old problems, like mine productivity

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Another MINExpo has come and gone, introducing a world of new ideas and technologies for mining. Analytics, automation, and advanced safety systems peppered discussions throughout the week, but one classic problem stayed at the top of everyone’s minds: mine productivity. It’s an old issue, but it’s one mines are always looking to address. How...

Why most corporate training stinks

Why most corporate training stinks

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Earlier this month, Wenco released its latest mine performance solution, Wenco Learning. This online learning system was built in conjunction with corporate training consultants PRIME Learning. We sat down with their director of corporate development, Alanna Dean, to talk about why most corporate training fails, how Wenco Learning is different, and why online learning...

How to Make Sense of your Data Using Mining Analytics (Without Really Trying)

How to Make Sense of your Data Using Mining Analytics (Without Really Trying)

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Mines generate too much data these days. You know it, your staff knows it, (and the developers here at Wenco definitely know it). Since fleet management systems, GPS control systems, and other data technologies took over, mine managers hardly have the time to process all the info coming in (let alone do what they...

The Data Revolution: Highlighting the “I” in CIO

The Data Revolution: Highlighting the “I” in CIO

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The majority of my career has been spent working with information and enabling organizations to leverage their data. Over the years I have worked with many chief information officers (CIOs) and I’ve always wondered about the typical career path for the role. Most CIOs have a background in networks, servers, and general infrastructure while...

Technology helps steer mines through the skills shortage

Technology helps steer mines through the skills shortage

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It’s no secret that the mining industry is suffering a skills shortage. According to Canada’s Mining Industry Human Resources Council, 40 per cent of mine workers are currently aged 50 or older. One in three of these workers will retire in the next decade. On top of that, fewer and fewer workers stay in...

Beyond mine dispatch: Optimizing the mining value chain

Beyond mine dispatch: Optimizing the mining value chain

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More than ever the global mining industry is facing new and growing challenges to support and sustain a viable business.  At the product end of the business, commodity prices can fluctuate substantially and rapidly force mining companies to be more reactive and less proactive than they would like to be in managing their business....